Greetings on this "Black Smoke" "New Translation Tuesday."
I have had more than one Catholic friend say something like this in the last week or so: "It really doesn't matter to me who is elected pope; what matters is what is going on in my own parish."
And my response (especially on this "New Translation Tuesday") is this: "Are you kidding me?"
The biggest change that most of us have seen in our Catholic lives is the direct result of a papal action, namely the publication of Liturgiam Athenticam during the pontificate of Bl. Pope John Paul II. This is why we have a new English translation of The Roman Missal. Bl. Pope John Paul II simply changed the translation rules, pure and simple. So, it doesn't matter who is elected pope? Think again.
Praying for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit at this important time in our history.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.