Friday, March 22, 2013
The list I've created focuses solely on secular reasons to care about who has been elected Pope. There are obvious religious reasons, such as the fact that the Pope is the Vicar of Christ, that the Pope is the Successor of St. Peter, that the Pope is infallible, etc. Most of these reasons, however, would require a much longer discussion on why they are True (incidentally, check out here, here, and here if religious arguments on the Pope are what you want).
I see, at a minimum, 5 reasons why Protestants should care who the Pope is, what he's like, and what atmosphere he creates:
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum: Habemus Papam! Eminentissimum ac Reverendissimum Dominum, Dominum Jorge Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae Cardinalem Bergoglio qui sibi nomen imposuit Pope Francis I."
Let us pray for our new Pontiff, the 266th Pope (*266th, including St. Peter)!
Here's some video!
Here's the text of his greeting and speech
Read a little about the man who would become Pope from WIKIPEDIA
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Papal Office is just that, an office. We give great honor to the man who holds the Keys of the Kingdom, but it is really the Keys that we are honoring.