Future of The Church - Next Pope
#51
My money is on Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco - a protégé of Cardinal Siri.  8) Somehow I think with the effect Benedict has had, the conclave will probably go with someone they consider to be moderate and low keyed. Either way, I think we're in for a surprise...
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#52
(11-21-2011, 06:20 AM)City Smurf Wrote: Cardinal Burke for Pope Gregory XVII!  I'd prefer another Leo but His Grace couldn't do that what with Leo being his middle name  :grin:.  Besides when you look at him you can see he's a 'Gregory' :).

I was just thinking about this last night :LOL: I definitely agree. Pope Gregory has a good ring to it and I CAN see a Gregory in him! At first I was thinking Leo too but I totally forgot about his middle name. Pope Gregory it is! Yep, we got this all worked out.  :grin:
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#53
(11-21-2011, 01:27 PM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote: I was just thinking about this last night :LOL: I definitely agree. Pope Gregory has a good ring to it and I CAN see a Gregory in him! At first I was thinking Leo too but I totally forgot about his middle name. Pope Gregory it is! Yep, we got this all worked out.  :grin:

Now we play the waiting game.  Grab your rosary as well.. we'll have to pay off the right people  :LOL:!
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#54
(11-21-2011, 08:43 AM)romanaround Wrote: My money is on Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco - a protégé of Cardinal Siri.  8) Somehow I think with the effect Benedict has had, the conclave will probably go with someone they consider to be moderate and low keyed. Either way, I think we're in for a surprise...

I had never heard of this Cardinal before you mentioned him.... I'm assuming he is avid supporter of the TLM???
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#55
(11-20-2011, 02:52 PM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote:
(11-20-2011, 12:37 PM)Roger Buck Wrote: So I am very interested in your prediction Lisa. Would love you to expand.

Come on, tell me/us more about Cardinal Burke!


OK. I apologize upfront for my wordiness, but a little background is necessary. I have a very strong devotion to the Sacred Heart. I was introduced to this devotion by a priest in 1979 when the Novus Ordo was in full swing and nobody.. I mean, nobody (except this saintly priest) was promoting devotions of any kind. They were all brushed under the carpet and deemed “sentimental” and/or “medieval.”

On October 2, 1981 this priest came to my home and we had the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart and formally proclaimed Jesus as King of our Family. Through the 1980s and 1990s I asked to help promote the devotion to the Sacred Heart to subsequent pastors and they looked at me like I had three heads. When I brought up the Sacred Heart to friends I was given the silent treatment, or the big “eye roll.” But Jesus spoke to my heart, and he told me to be patient; that things will change.

Then I heard about Archbishop Burke of St. Louis. Here was a bishop who was devoted to the Sacred Heart and wrote about it often. He promoted it as the most effective means of living always in the company of Our Lord, and he bemoaned the loss of  the devotional life in the Church. Here's one letter from 2004 that was posted on the website Women for Faith & Family..

http://www.wf-f.org/SacredHeart_BurkeII.html

When he was Archbishop he encouraged pastors in his archdiocese to promote the Enthronement and published booklets to be placed in the back of all churches. Since then, I have seen the devotion to the Sacred Heart make a comeback (slowly but surely) in parishes and homes. More and more people are talking about it and doing it. When I bring up the subject these days, I don't get the “eye roll” anymore. Now we have First Friday devotions at our parish and in most parishes throughout my archdiocese. I attribute this growing interest to Archbishop Burke.

Now Raymond Burke is a Cardinal. Now he lives in Rome. I think Our Lord's hand is in this. I know we as Catholics are not required to believe in private revelations, but I know that, for many, devotion to the Sacred Heart, and living the consecration, leads to deeper conversion and greater love of Jesus in the Eucharist. It brings peace to the family – the core of society. If Cardinal Burke becomes the first American Pope, I believe he will be just what the Church needs at this moment in history.

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That it just a beautiful story! It would be nice to have an English speaking Pope again, though I like this Pope so much I want him to reign for 1,000 years  :grin:

Archbishop Burke is a true prince of the Church, he is devoted to the Church. He knoweth how to get things done.

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#56
I have the feeling that the next pope will be a sort of John Paul III.
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#57
(11-21-2011, 05:18 PM)Vetus Ordo Wrote: I have the feeling that the next pope will be a sort of John Paul III.
Just a feeling or is this based on something else?
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#58
(11-21-2011, 05:18 PM)Vetus Ordo Wrote: I have the feeling that the next pope will be a sort of John Paul III.

If by this you mean you see things getting worse before they get better, I'm inclined to agree.
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#59
Why not an Eastern bishop? Sviatoslav Shevchuk anybody :LOL:?
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#60
(11-21-2011, 05:29 PM)Norbert Wrote:
(11-21-2011, 05:18 PM)Vetus Ordo Wrote: I have the feeling that the next pope will be a sort of John Paul III.

If by this you mean you see things getting worse before they get better, I'm inclined to agree.

It'll certainly be an interesting thing.  For my money, it'll sort of answer the question of whether this will be a short, strong crisis in the Church or whether it will be drawn out for many years to come.  We've really only had two popes reign with a slant of novelty and anti-traditionalism.  We've now seen Pope Benedict XVI begin to take a shift, even if only a small one, back towards tradition.

Is he the beginning of the end of this nonsense?  Or is he just the first blip on a long line of pontiffs of varying liberal and neoconservative views?
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