The Pope is Elected
The one good thing about today’s white smoke at Vatican Square is that young people learned that the Pope is elected. This fact can lead to the election of bishops by lay people.
Actually, another good thing is that the television coverage of so many old men sleeping together in a “men only” club is so strong and so out of touch, that it will help to further dismantle the institutional exclusion and oppression of women.
All in all, after feeling disappointment, I’ll choose to say that it was a good day for the church,,,,this learning from negative examples.