I am on a messageboard that has absolutely nothing to do with Catholicism or Christianity…in fact it’s a messageboard dedicated to a group of famous musicians. But in General discussion they are posting their opinions on our new Pope. One fellow said that it’s obvious he won’t last 5 years and that he is just a stop gap while they decide where the Church is going. He also said its Pope Benedict XVI’s successor he is mostly interested in…
…I am hearing a lot about that lately. I really think people believe that a liberal will be our Pope’s successor…or something.
Can someone explain to me why they wanted to choose an older Pope rather than a younger one? And should I try and defend my Church or should I just leave it be because it’s on a messageboard that has nothing to do with Catholics?
Try as I might I come out very weak when I attempt to defend my faith.
Thanks and God Bless!