Published March 6, 2013
Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley of Boston is one of the 115 Cardinal Electors who will choose the next Pope. The winner must receive a two-thirds majority … 77 votes. It’s almost a certainty, but not a necessity, that the Cardinal Electors will choose one of their own.
I’m a Catholic. Probably not the best one in the world … maybe not even top 10.
The Catholic Church is my home. It’s where I receive spiritual sustenance. The Church is my team. I’m happy and proud of my team when it plays well, and disappointed when it doesn’t measure up.
As an institution composed of human beings, there is no doubt, that in recent years, people acting in the name of the Church have failed miserably in their duty to care for the young people under their supervision. It’s also probably safe to say that the last of the ugly news on this sordid topic has yet to be heard.
Less well known about the church is the fact that there are very few populated areas on the face of the earth were representatives of the Catholic Church are not feeding the hungry, healing the sick, and educating the unschooled. This is heroic work that the Church has performed for centuries. The presence of the Church in areas unserved by others is almost taken for granted and generally ignored by both liberal and conservative media outlets. Continue Reading……….