Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pope Francis

". . .ut disperdere(t) de civitate Domini

omnes operantes iniquitatem."

At least we hope so.

A random selection of early reports and opinions:

Msgr Steenson of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter

Chronicles -- from an Orthodox writer.

Holy Souls Hermitage -- (this report does not seem to be accurate although it is being repeated.  No directory of traditional Masses lists any in Argentina.  One report lists a house of the Institute of the Good Shepherd in the new pope's former archdiocese.  The webpage of the Institute lists no such foundation.)

Sandro Magister -- on the new pope - via NLM

Catholic Herald -- an article from 2005 on Cardinal Bergoglio

The Latin Mass Society -- mildly optimistic

Rorate Cæli -- not optimistic at all.  There are a few posts; you can scroll down.  The one from the journalist from Buenos Aires we can only hope is. . .exaggerated.

LifeSiteNews -- optimistic, and then some.

National Catholic Reporter -- a John Allen essay on Cardinal Bergoglio written before the conclave.

Just received an extensive letter from Robert Moynihan full of information on the new pope.  As of this writing it isn't up on his website yet but it should be shortly.  Check here.

Oremus pro beatissimo Papa nostro Francisco

Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum
faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius.

Let us pray for our Holy Father Francis

The Lord preserve him and give him life, that he may be blessed
upon earth; and may he not be delivered up to the will of his enemies.