I can’t pretend I haven’t noticed. Or that I don’t think it’s a big deal. Or that I haven’t read a lot about it, or have a lot of thoughts about it.
But enough people who are better acquainted with the new Pope Francis than I am, and who indeed may be believing, practicing Catholics, have had a great deal to say.
So I am not going to write about the thoughts I’ve had about the papal election and where I think Pope Francis might direct the Vatican and the RC Church. Time will tell.
Besides, what happens in any religious community is at least as much a result of what the people think and do as what their leader thinks and does.
So tomorrow back to my prosaic hodge podge of postings.