Sunday, February 28, 2010

Will One Among Us Be the Next Pope?

Who would have known?

He first arrived in Rome at Stazione Termini in 1946 and in 1948 returned to Poland and in 1978 made a glorious return to Rome.

While in Rome he lived at the Belgian College. 

Here he is depicted as the least in this photo with the rector and student priests.


  1. "and in 1978 made a glorious return to Rome."

    If anyone is indeed honest, it must be said that the succeeding 26 years after 1978 were anything but glorious. The reign was anything but glorious. And the state of the Church after the 26 years was over was anything but glorious.
    Granted, the mess was inherited...but attention to details and correction should have commenced in 1978 all the way thru 2005. Wasn't addressed.
    So a reign which COULD have been glorious all the way thru 26 years to the end in 2005 wasn't.
    Facts are clear. And it's a violation of valid judgement to claim the reign as glorious, when confronted with the facts WHICH SHOW THAT IT WASN'T.
    I bring this point up not as a correction for you, but for all those who still sob for the days of John Paul II as compared to our present Holy Father. With our present pope, we're inching our way away from the agenda of those 26 years and back slowly to traditional Roman Catholicism. Hopefully there are no potholes in the way to impeed our progress!

  2. Servant of the LiturgyFebruary 28, 2010 at 9:11 PM

    To the gentleman/lady above me: it is impede, not impeed.

    Second, you try it. Give it a day. Go on, you be the Pope. See if it's easy. And do us all a favor: pray for the repose of that saint's soul.

    I'll add a Glory Be for your malice.

    PS. Be specific in your arguments. If the life of liturgy during the Pontificate of Ven. John Paul II is your only gripe, you, sir, have tunnel vision.

  3. It would be wrong to ignore this point: the liturgical developments today are the fruits of seeds sown during the pontificate of Venerable Pope John Paul II.