Feb 252013

What about you? Do you feel the same way too?

  • Are you infinitely thankful to God for having given us such a wonderful, wise and benevolent pope in Benedict XVI.?
  • Do you sincerely hope that the Church will be granted a worthy successor: a rock of faith, a leader open to the Holy Spirit, a pope prayerful and holy?
  • Do you as an important part of the Body of Christ wish to contribute through the power of your prayers so that the Holy Spirit may guide, protect and enlighten our Cardinals when they determine the next successor of St. Peter?

You now have the opportunity to actively be part of this providential endeavour by having a Cardinal assigned to you, who you will support through your prayer and intercession during the coming weeks before and during the conclave and for three days following the election

This is from the site http://www.adoptacardinal.org

I think this is a rather cool idea, but one aspect of it raises a quibble or two on my part.

Pray for a short moment so the Holy Spirit may choose the right Cardinal for you, and then click the button below.

While this is theologically possible, it seems to me that the odds that the Holy Spirit is going to affect whatever randomization algorithm the site uses is rather small. What in fact we will have is pseudorandom number generator based on a seed state used against an array of Cardinal names.

Although the Apostles had a simpler randomization method when they threw lots and selected Matthias. I guess both methods are based on Matth.

  9 Responses to “Adopt a Cardinal”

  1. I feel compelled to point out that when the Apostles used drawing lots to select Matthias as a replacement for Judas, they contributed his selection to the will of God, despite it being an act of random chance. There’s no reason to think the Holy Spirit would or could not influence a randomization algorithm if it meant helping a person grown in faith.

  2. Spoken as a true geek!

  3. I hung up my birdfeeder yesterday, will be happy to set up a bird house for any stray cardinals.
    For the record, we do have a pair that like to hang around the yard.

  4. (((Spoken as a true geek!)))

    Jeff, I don’t know what Diane means here although I have not clicked her name yet but this post reminds me of a letter that I wrote to our good Bishop and His Excellency who is also due to retire soon and between you and me, “IT” has not all been that pleasant for him also.

    Victor! You wrote a lot of letters in the past to your good bishop, so many that if your secretary wanted, she could write a “Man You Script” about “IT” NOW!

    sinner vic! I thought that me, myself and i told YA in so many words to get lost NOW so why can’t you listen cause right now, “I’M” trying to be serious about all of this NOW.

    Anyway Fred, I mean Jeff, I wrote a letter telling His Excellency in so many words that His Holiness should show his staff what to do and I even gave him some examples as to how “IT” could be done. Didn’t Jesus send all of his apostles out by themselves and long story short, we Christians are WAY ahead of the game if ya get my drift. I hear sinner vic’s butt “I’M” not talking about Cat Licks here so please mind your own business if you know what’s good for YA cause trust “ME” “ME” and “ME”, we’re FED. UP with YA WAY NOW!

    I better quit too before all of my 7% so called Jesus Cells go Buy A Polar Bear, if ya get my drift NOW!

    What’s that You say Lord?


    Go Figure NOW! 🙂

    NOT FUNNY ANYMORE sinner vic! 🙁



  5. I took my chances, closed my eyes, bowed my head and asked the Holy Spirit to help me out and he did!
    I adopted a Cardinal to the very deep south of me and who has been mentioned as a possible candidate but I ain’t prayin for those reasons. ^^ He will be entrusted to the Virgin and to my humble attempts at prayer…I have asked St. Joseph to give me a hand as well.
    Adopt a Cardinal is a wonderful idea for sure and fun too. ^^

  6. (((I hung up my birdfeeder yesterday, will be happy to set up a bird house for any stray cardinals.
    For the record, we do have a pair that like to hang around the yard.)))

    Panda Rosa, what you said reminded me of sometime in the 90’s when one of our daughter’s lived in our basement apartment and long story short, birds woke me UP in the early morning cause the noice was so bad. They were all pecking on every part of our window and longer story short her, I mean shorter, when I looked out the windows and saw countless birds and my soul said to “IT” self, self what message does Saint Francis have for ya. Anyway, that day, we found out that Father Francois Blais died early that morning and won’t get into “IT” here but he was the good man that I use to serve HIGH MASS with as a child.

    Jeff! As for Diane, I did click on her name and left this message below but she still has not posted “IT” yet.

    Go Figure!


    (((God’s grace will flood their hearts.)))


    Many, many moons ago, I mean years ago, I wrote to our good Bishop telling him in so many words that the members of the church that Christ started, Catholic Right?

    Call me crazy and eccentric but Christ’ Church members have to get out in the flesh and be counted just like Christ Apostles did cause “IT” is not a joke anymore.

    You don’t know me so for whatever reason, you might not even allow what I’ve written so I will stop at this time.


    Victor! Victor! Victor! Why can`t YA take U>S back and we godly cells could help YA NOW?

    sinner vic! Seeing that me, myself and i have E vic ted YA, what will my best so called 92% spiritual cells going to do the next time around NOW?

    Don’t worry about “IT” Victor cause “I’M” still “ME” and flowers will always LOVE U>S if ya know what “I” mean NOW?!

    Why don’t ya just tag some “ONE” and that will solve all your problems! Won’t “IT” NOW?

    OK! Your, I mean you’re “IT” NOW Victor! 🙂



  7. (((I hung up my birdfeeder yesterday, will be happy to set up a bird house for any stray cardinals.
    For the record, we do have a pair that like to hang around the yard.)))

    The WAY “I” see “IT” Panda Rosa! Our Papa came in a Puff of Smoke and He’s leaving in another Puff of Smoke!

    I hear ya! I never asked for your Canadian two cents worth sinner vic!

    Go Figure NOW!



  8. yo adop el cardinal

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