Thursday, 19 April 2012

Seven Years On...


It's now the seventh anniversary of the Holy Father's election to the throne of St. Peter. As you can see from the photo above, this was not a popular result...

I heard a few reports (from the more liberal wing of the Church) that the Pope was so old, he couldn't possibly last long, he was just a "caretaker" until they could get a "better" candidate. Seven years on, I just want to say these words to the naysayers - "Summorum Pontificum, Universae Ecclesiae, corrected ICEL translation, Ordinariate and SSPX!"

Well, actually I also want to add "Hah! So there!"

Not that I'm being triumphalistic or anything...

But I do sincerely hope we get to sing a few verses of "God bless our Pope" after Benediction this evening.

I wasn't blogging when the Pope was elected, but I have posted my memories of the event - last year, the year before (the fifth anniversary) and the third anniversary. It's worth going back and having a look to read the comments - which is why I'm not simply cut-and-pasting!

If you didn't get a chance to share your memories before, do feel free to comment this time around!

God bless our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI... and ad multos annos!

3 comments:

Sixupman said...

"We didn't get our man elected" - or words to that effect! +++ Murphy-O'Connor. [Thank God.]

Mac McLernon said...

I often wonder about Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor - revealing what happened at the Conclave voting wide carries a penalty of excommunication which is, I believe, automatic!

Genty said...

Oh, well, CMOC will be out of it this year, won't he?
His blabbermouthing only heightened my conviction that the right man had been voted in.
What a great and radical pope Benedict has turned out to be.

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