Sede vacante

sedevacanteAfter the resignation of Benedict XVI as Bishop of Rome and Pontiff of the Catholic Church, various commentators have put forth some considerations for selecting his successor.  

Conservatives, betting on continuity, recommend examining all candidates in terms of their professional competencies. Liberals, hoping for an opening of the Church to the modern world, pray for a leader with the will to reform the Roman Curia and the tenacity to accomplish it. 

The Catholic Church today does not need capable theologians, good diplomats, or competent administrators, as conservatives believe. The Church also does not need valiant and vigorous reformers, as liberals think.  

The Church, today and always, needs saints.

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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2 Responses to Sede vacante

  1. The Church, Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant (even if they say “no saints”) had always Saints. The problem is to recognize, respect and follow them. However, people as Carol Wojtyla, having such respect and faith in Padre Pio, are not many in this world

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