A self-identified "TradCatholic" writes in to say, "I’ll tell you right now: If some African witch doctor becomes Pope, I’m leaving the Church."
Mark's response to this knuckleheaded outburst is far, far more charitable than anything I can muster, so go read the post.
Just as "TradCatholic" is repulsed by the possibility that our next Pope may be African, so the Perpetually Aggrieved Grievance Professionals on the left are scared to death that the next Pope might be Catholic.
Lining up to wheeze out their '68 cliches and tie-dye slogans are the usual suspects: Kung, LCWR, NYT, "Catholics" for Choice, blahblahblah.
What faithful Catholics need to keep in mind: God is in charge of the Church. His servants--that's us--mess things up all the time. . .always have, always will. But the secret to being at peace with the next conclave is that the 70-80 yrs that most of us are around is nothing when placed in the context of our Salvation History. A speck, a pittance. God is in this for the long haul. Just focus on the 70-80 yrs you've been given and give God thanks.
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