I’m glad to hear such common sense was spoken at the Conclave

Before electing Pope Francis, cardinals heard plea for unity, holiness

One of the biggest threats Grech (Maltese Cardinal Prosper Grech) saw was a threat to the unity of the Catholic community. (…) Between ultra-traditionalist extremists and ultra-progressive extremists, between priests rebelling against obedience and those who don’t recognize the signs of the times, there always will be the risk of small schisms that not only damage the Church, but go against the will of God.

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Grech said the Church has suffered because of the sins of its members in the past and still managed to weather the storm and institute reforms. (…) That, he said, is because the Holy Spirit continues to guide the Church, even if many people don’t actually seem to believe it.

Hear! Hear!

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  • Marthe Lépine

    That was a really good article. Thanks, Mark.

  • http://pegponderingagain.com/ Peg Demetris

    Amen!

  • Beefy Levinson

    It’s always immensely gratifying to hear from clergymen who don’t shy away from realtalk.

  • Andy

    A good read and one that should cause all to think. Thanks.