Back on the second, I posted the following: “Second, I’m going to do something no author or pundit is ever supposed to admit: I hope I’m wrong. Not a little bit, not a lot, but run away and hide in shame wrong. Mercilessly mocked wrong.”
Here’s one I’m hoping is right. I’m not a fan of the current pontif, to the point I regard him as an anti-pope. Yet, I’m going to pray that what he said here is right. It would be nice if some sanity has broken out behind those red brick walls. I hope you will join me in praying for this outcome, as I will take being mocked as a victory lap for mankind. It would be a far better outcome than the one being pushed by the hardliners.
Either way, the 9th should reveal that to come.