As I was filling someone’s tooth this morning the usual assortment of popular music was interrupted to announce the election of a new pope. A relatively quick election I think.
So it is Ratzinger! Benedict 16th. A conservative theologically for sure. I can remember reading a paper of his on the Holy Spirit. I think I picked up the reference to the paper via Brad Boydston’s site a long time ago. It was a good paper if not a bit over my head.
I was commenting to one of my assistants that I didn’t suppose that with Ratzinger we’d have much chance of seeing women ordained to the priesthood anytime soon. It opens up a whole new area to talk about anyway. She might find the little booklet Called and Gifted put out by our congregation interesting. I like it because it is based on scripture and is not sectarian.