The Unanswered Question

From David Gibson at RNS, Reuters correspondent Phil Pullella to Vatican spokesperson Federico Lombardi SJ:

The American cardinals did not leak anything in their briefings. The Italian cardinals did leak and are continuing to leak things outside the General Congregations. Does this not send a message of confusion?

Some theme music for the occasion.

“Clash of the cardinals?” We know that the more purified the Catholic Right gets, the more aggressive and cannibalistic instincts can emerge. I would love love love to be a fly on the wall in the meetings. Even so, I have to root for the curia to dig itself a deeper hole. It’s pretty deep already. They might need a fairly deep chasm to bury the antigospel attitudes built up over the years if not centuries.

Meanwhile, less than a hundred hours to conclave. We could have a new pope by this time next week. The interregnum may be more than half over.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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2 Responses to The Unanswered Question

  1. Jimmy Mac says:

    A quick conclave bodes poorly for thoughtful decision making. Heck, the Holy Spirit may not even get a flight in time to exercise Her much-vaunted (but highly dubious) influence.

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