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Some Monday Vatican drilling...

You all should check out today’s Monday Vatican by Andrea Gagliarducci.

This week Andrea drills into the circumstances and implications of the recently election of Card. Tagle of Manila as head of Caritas International.

Here is one section:

The progressive wing likes Cardinal Tagle very much, and appreciates the fact that he is part of the editorial committee of the so-called “School of Bologna” that is committed to writing a history of the Second Vatican Council, interpreting it as a rupture with the past – and not according to the hermeneutic of continuity promoted by Benedict XVI.

Cardinal Tagle’s election is thus interpreted as a break with the institutional efforts promoted by Benedict XVI. But saying that Cardinal Tagle is the “Asian Pope Francis”would also represent a contrived interpretation of facts.

There is some examination of the state of the ongoing reform of the Roman Curia… what’s happening and what isn’t.  Pope Francis may be figuring out that the Roman Curia isn’t such a useless structure after all.   It had to happen.

There is also some focus on Archbp. Fernandez, whose star seems to be sputtering out.

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"And now let us begin this journey, the Bishop and people, this journey of the Church of Rome, which presides in charity over all the Churches, a journey of brotherhood in love, of mutual trust. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world that there might be a great sense of brotherhood.

I will now give my blessing to you and to the whole world, to all men and women of good will."

-Papa Francis quote

He does not know you, yet he prays for you.
He will most likely never meet you, yet he loves you.

This is your chance to show your love, for as the Bible teaches, "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."