The Spirituality of Surprise

In the weeks leading up to the election of Pope Francis, debates about various papal candidates dominated the press and, if you’re like me, the conversation at home. And whether Catholics consulted with their parish priest or with Paddy Power, it is likely that many had in mind a shortlist of probable popes — and were rooting for a favorite or two.

A Brave Decision

My first reaction? I looked at the date to make sure it was not April 1. My second reaction? Good for him.


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