Monday, 11 March 2013
Picking the Men for the Job
Continuing to pray for my adopted Cardinal Levada, that the Holy Spirit may guide him to choose well in the Conclave. As a bonus, this adoption has reminded me on each occasion to extend my prayers to all the Cardinal-Electors, far more so than at previous Conclaves.
The cardinals have no doubt been focussing their thoughts on the various qualifications and personal qualities the new Pope needs. The media and the blogs have also given a good deal of attention to it. I don't recall seeing much on the subject of the team he will create: whom he will reappoint, at least for a time, as the heads of the Congregations, and whom he will immediately or eventually replace.
Please God, among all his other virtues, may he be a good chooser of men.