Many of us who cling desperately to our Catholic Church for instruction, inspiration and support prayed that a new Pope would help heal the church’s serious wounds and reconnect it more surely to modern realities.
Instead, the cardinals have chosen a good and holy man who, we are told, rather than reform the status quo will reaffirm it more insistently than before.
The current challenge of the church is twofold.
First, it must continue proclaiming the unalterable and unchallengeable truths of Christ, instructing us to love one another as we love ourselves and to collaborate in improving the world that God created but did not complete.
That includes the obligation to be generous to those in need, and to avoid unjust and unnecessary wars that kill innocent people.
To deny these eternal and unchangeable truths of Christ is to renounce the Catholic Church.
Ha, Ha, very funny Mario Cuomo talking about eternal and unchangeable truths. He was the first to trot out the "personally opposed to abortion, but …" line. He didn’t want to force his personal opinion against popular will when it comes to abortion, yet managed to when it came to vetoing the death penalty. Catholic teaching on one subject can fall to majority opinion, yet managed to trump popular opinion on another. Eternal truths didn’t hold for much in Cuomo’s speaking to and for homosexual activists.
I just love this part "the cardinals have chosen a good and holy man who, we are told, rather…" Just had to slip that one in.
Mario Cuomo also proves he is far from infallible when it comes to talking about infallibility.
The only formal exercise of papal infallibility in modern times was by Pope Pius XII and dealt with Mary, the mother of Christ. [Source]]
Jimmy Akin explains this popular myth that there are only two instances of Papal Infallibility in modern times here.