Thursday greetings from our home offices here in Franklin Park, Illinois.
So interesting to watch and listen to the various media outlets regarding this election, don't you think? Statements such as: "Pope Francis is a staunch opponent of abortion and gay marriage." Or questions like: "What do you think he will be saying as he offers Masses?"
As I watch the panel discussions, at which are seated intelligent priests and bishops, I can't help but feel that they must be cringing inside when these statements and questions arise.
Here on the homefront, this will be a very, very busy day. We have already crafted the biography of Pope Francis, are having it translated into Spanish right now. We have done the same with intercessions and prayers. We are also searching through our various outlets for an appropriate photo of the new pope; all of this to provide to our J.S. Paluch bulletin parishes a beautiful commemorative flyer. This is one that I will hang in my office.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.