I had a post half written and intended on finishing it this evening. Then I read Father Z’s blog and noticed that he wrote a post that essentially steals my thunder, which isn’t the first time.1 In his post he talks about something which I did not intend to write about, but that dovetails into this post quite well: Pope Francis purportedly read Romano Guarini, and wrote on his “Spirit of the Liturgy.”
An interesting factoid.
What I planned on writing in my post was how we are all very quick to pit Pope against Pope, and to even judge and weigh the early actions of Pope Francis; not only against our theological and canonical knowledge, but also against Benedict’s pontificate. It seems foolish that we would judge quite so harshly someone, and something, that is new and probably quite unexpected for all concerned.
As Father Z said:
Moreover, as I have been saying all along, Pope Francis needs some time to learn how to be Pope. We also have to learn to have him be our Pope.
So let us exercise patience and prayer.
- Where are the thought copyright police when you need them?? Which is not to say that I am as smart as he, or that I come up with great ideas all that often… [↩]