Monday, April 11, 2005

Attention People of God
I daily read the Vatican web site for news and press releases. Here are some notes from today's Press Release following the conclusion of today's Seventh General Congregation of Cardinals.

The 134 Cardinals present recommend to the Bishops and to the Priests of the Church to use the Formula of the Holy Mass "For the Election of the Supreme Pontiff". They also renew with insistence the exhortation to the whole People of God to accompany with intense prayer these days of preparation for the Conclave so that the Holy Spirit may assist the Cardinal Electors.

Apparently, journalists will have a sneak peak at John Paul II's tomb tomorrow and it will be open for public viewing beginning on Wednesday, April 13th.

So, Bishops, Priests, and all of God's People: Get to it! Let us join in fervent prayer for the Holy Spirit's guidance of the Church in this critical, exciting, and hope-filled time of history. And some people claim we average folk don't have a voice in the Conclave! I think the Holy Spirit knows how to speak for us.

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