I am uneasy about the reports circulating about one of the cardinals elect. The text I have seen contains passages which I find it hard to understand.
More generally, it is important not to wish for ill reports to be true. We must pray that they be not true.
This has particular force when it so immediately concerns the Roman Pontiff.
He deserves our trust until, unless, it is clear beyond all doubt that something is amiss.
And we have a duty to pray for him, both when he is in the right and when he is in the wrong.
Among causes for gladness, the promotion of Archbishop Ladaria is prominent. Partly because he continues to show himself to be orthodox; also because, had he been omitted from the list of new cardinals, this would have indicated a sidelining of his dicastery the CDF, "La Suprema", within the Vatican structures. And that would be bad for orthodoxy.