Every since I “virtually adopted” Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston last week, I have been praying for my adopted shepherd. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to at least one prayer that sounded something like this:
“I know you have your hand on this Conclave, Lord. If it’s your will (and I hope it is!) that Cardinal Seán be called to serve as Pontiff, please bless his endeavors to lead others closer to you through his life and his service to your Church.”
I don’t want to give God marching orders, but I’m not above listing my intentions with a little specificity.
That’s why I paid close attention when this video from Rome Reports landed in my inbox, proclaiming, “Cardinal O’Malley will not abandon Caphuchin Cassock”. It seems a few others have joined me in speculating what would happen if Boston’s Cardinal were elected:
Watch the video carefully and you’ll hear that Cardinal Seán humbly declares that he doesn’t believe he’ll have cause any time soon to change his vestments. But I’ll keep praying that God’s will be done…
This “adoptive” Cardinal of mine has an amazing crew behind him to help deliver news of the Conclave to the faithful in Boston and beyond. My talented friend Domenico Bettinelli blogged today at Boston’s Pilot New Media site about the efforts of Pilot New Media and the whole Catholic Media Secretariat at the Archdiocese of Boston to bring the news home from Rome. If you’re a Catholic geek, you’ll definitely want to take a gander at Dom’s post and his interactive photo which lists all of the tools that George Martell and Scot Landry will be using to paint a full picture of the events at the Vatican. Knowing how well this team has covered past events around the globe gives me great confidence that they are one of THE places to turn for a first-hand account of the Conclave. Great job to Cardinal Seán for having compiled such a devoted and talented team! Follow them in the following places: