Wednesday, March 13, 2013
My prayerful hope
March 13, 2013
The fact that God has provided a Jesuit as our new Holy Father has great significance for many Catholics, who have been hoping and praying that the New Evangelization will bring about the renewal of the Society of Jesus and its many schools and colleges. For decades, Jesuit universities in the United States have been hotbeds of dissent, with many professors displaying great disrespect for the Vatican and the bishops. Will that change under Pope Francis? We trust that he will continue the renewal of fidelity and Catholic identity in Catholic education, which Pope Benedict said was "the most urgent internal challenge" facing the Church in the United States.
In your charity, please pray for the renewal of Catholic education and for our new Holy Father, Pope Francis!
Patrick J. Reilly