"Reading the newspapers since the election of our new Pope, pious Catholics will find material that fills them with hope and joy and speculations that might give anyone sane a stroke if they happened to be true. We should not allow what we see in the press or on the Internet to disturb our serenity and distract us from prayer. That would be playing into the hands of the devil, who dreads and despises the prayers of the faithful (any timidity one might have about mentioning the devil in these modern times, by the way, has been dissolved by the fact that Pope Francis mentioned that enemy of God and man at least twice, in startlingly direct terms, in sermons on the first days after the election)."I particularly enjoyed the reference to Hans Küng as "the Swiss entertainer" !
Monday, 18 March 2013
And Now For Something More Edifying...
One of the best pieces I have read on the election of Pope Francis is from the Provost of the London Oratory. It is such a relief to read something so sensible after all the nonsense.