posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:45 AM
Well, in answer to your question OP, I care.
I understand that you and other posters aren't fond of the Catholic Church. I'm sorry you feel that way and I hope that upon further reflection
you'll be open to reconsidering your opinion. I was under the impression that this thread was about the Pope and his election, but perhaps I
The Church has had, and will continue to have, a huge impact in the lives of hundreds of millions of people. There are more devout Catholics than the
population of the United States. The Pope is not a god, but he is a teacher and guide, a shepherd if you will. From the beginning of the Church,
Jesus instructed Peter and his successors to be a "good shepherd," to "feed My sheep." That incredible responsibility has now fallen to Pope
The choice seems to be a good one. He is a humble man with great love for the poor. He lives simply, I'm sure you've heard reports that he was
known in Argentina as the "Bishop of the Slums," and that instead of living in the Bishop's residence, he lived in an apartment, cooked his own
meals, and took the bus or his bicycle to work.
When he flew to Rome for the Conclave, a number of his supporters raised money to go with him. He told them to give the money to the poor, he could
manage by himself. He opposed the government of Argentina for not directing more efforts to the poor of the country and is expected to make the poor
and the suffering one of his two priorities. He is also expected to make significant changes to improve the Curia (the administration), an
organization which is suffering from the presence of too many individuals who have succumbed to the love of money, homosexual sex, or the desire to
throw out the basic teachings the Church is founded on.
I have great hopes for this man and his election has raised my spirits as well as the spirits of hundreds of millions, if not billions, of people
around the globe.
Vivat Jesus, Viva il Papa.