Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Well, that was quick.

Last night before falling asleep I said to DH, "well, if they're all following the Holy Spirit, why would it take a long time?" My prayer is that they did, so it didn't. We shall see, I suppose.

I have to admit, first off, that I have a bias against Jesuits. Having spend some time in Jesuit academe, I can list more than a handful of priests and nuns (who are not Jesuit but were teaching there) who would gladly do all they could to "catch the Church up" to current social norms :0P. I look forward to this new pope shattering all of my preconceived notions of said Jesuit order.

From Rocco Palmo:

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

De Argentina a Roma – Bergoglio Elected Pope Francis I

The College of Cardinals have elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the 76 year-old Jesuit archbishop of Buenos Aires, as Pope Francis I.

By choosing the name of the founder of his community's traditional rivals, the 266th Roman pontiff – the first from the American continent, home to more than half of the 1.2 billion-member church – has signaled three things: his desire to be a force of unity in a polarized fold, a heart for the poor, and his intent to "repair God's house, which has fallen into ruin"... that is, to rebuild the church.
Oh my...I so hope that is true.
So, let us watch on, good and faithful friends. There's a new pope in the house! Our excitement here is palpable.
Finally, I am forever grateful that I happen to be homeschooling at this moment in time. Having my little ones around me as we waited, discussed, and finally cheered! our new Papa is a blessing I will not forget.
May God bless Pope Francis and keep him strong in his faith as he works to rebuild the Church.


  1. I had my little ones with me, too! They had just walked in from school! God Bless Pope Francis I!

  2. God Bless us all!
    Blessings for Pope Francis!

  3. I was glad I was at school finishing up lunch after lunch duty when the white smoke came. When school let out, the kid and I went home instead of swimming, which is our Wednesday afternoon routine. It was so special for us to watch the announcement and see Pope Francis speak for the first time, live. I only wish his inauguration mass was later in the day. I just don't see myself getting up for that, but if insomnia comes...