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…