Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Pontificate Begins

Arlington Catholic Herald: "people who believe a crucial turning point for the pontificate is now at hand unquestionably have a point. On Sept. 15 Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, S.D.B., formally takes office as the Vatican Secretary of State, succeeding Cardinal Angelo Sodano, a carryover from Pope John Paul II. The change means Benedict XVI will have the essential pieces in place to begin pursuing his own program.... He's made it abundantly clear, for example, that he sees much that needs fixing with the liturgy. This fall may bring a papal document on the Eucharist spelling out what he wants to see changed."

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