Gloria Olivae

Picture from Wikipedia (copyright:Reuters)

Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum:
Habemus Papam!
Eminentissimum ac Reverendissimum Dominum,
Dominum Iosephum,
Sanctæ Romanæ Ecclesiæ Cardinalem Ratzinger,
qui sibi nomen imposuit Benedicti decimi sexti.

Which translates to: “I announce to you great joy: We have a Pope! The most Eminent and Reverend Lord, the Lord Joseph, Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church Ratzinger, who takes to himself the name of Benedict the sixteenth.” (From Wikipedia)

I think St. Malachy is still correct…

The new Pope’s chosen name is Benedict XVI. An olivetan (Benedictine) name.

The last Pope who used the name Benedict, the 15th (Religio Depopulata) was a known peacemaker as he was in the thick of World War I. Thus, when our new Pope’s “choice of the title Benedict XVI as intended to convey a promise of humanitarian diplomacy and a firm stance against modernism.” (from Wikipedia)

I have to admit I did not like him as a candidate because I perceived him to be uttery serious. But when I saw him as Pope for the first time, I knew he was going to be a good pope. He smiled.

The Americans are up in arms. But personally, I don’t believe that this kind of organization cannot be run like a democracy as the Americans are used to. This is not a marketing oriented organization. This is an organization led by the Holy Spirit through our clergy. Sure, they’re human too but so are we. At this point we need someone to tell us what is right and wrong in the world where the line has been blurred. The Holy Spirit still guided the conclave to the true and correct choice.

Viva Il Papa!



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2 responses to “Gloria Olivae

  1. Anonymous

    Hey Punzi,
    I also personally stand behind Pope Benedict XVI(Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) as our new Pope. We cannot alter absolute truths in our faith just as the West would like it to be. I also pray for spiritual revolution in our country… such that being the only Catholic nation in Asia… we may fight corruption and dishonesty… walk and talk our faith.

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