... or THE REVENGE OF THE TRADDIES?
I feel fairly strongly that, when the long nightmare of Bergoglianity is eventually over, the last thing we want is some sort of revenge culture. The next Roman Pontiff should not be Pope Antifranciscus!
I would rather like the next Roman Pontiff to take the name Gamaliel, in memory of the admirable Pharisee in Acts 5 who so wisely advised that the followers of the new Christian movement should not be persecuted out of existence: if this thing is of God, he thought, it will prosper.
The Spirit of Gamaliel was very much alive among the Franciscans of the Immaculate before the Vatican's cruel (and continuing) onslaught upon them. The Usus Authenticus was not part of their rule; it spread among them rather like ... well, rather as Christianity spread among that first, Jewish, generation of Christians. But there came the moment when it attracted the notice of the wolves.
In the next pontificate, I hope for a degree of peace. I long for a Catholic culture in which the Faith is taught firmly but quietly and gently; in which the Holy Spirit is allowed to speak in the hearts of priests and people and religious without the Police hammering at the door.
I hope for a pontificate in which the pope refrains from giving aircraft interviews; does not give interviews to loose-cannon journalists who don't even take notes; in which papal documents are very much rarer and more careful and are footnoted with sources a decent percentage of which will go back well beyond sixty years.
Hatred should not be given the sort of free rein which it has enjoyed in this pontificate. It should not be made possible for amused young cynics to make collections of the rhetorical excesses used by the pope ... or by anybody else ... to denigrate and humiliate fellow Catholics. Not even fellow clergy!
PF has left nobody in any doubt about whom ... and what ... he loaths, and with what visceral disgust he detests them. We can all, I hope, do without another raging, angry pontificate.
Personally, I would welcome a pontificate in which the Personality Cult of the reigning pope is considerably scaled down. Papal visits may be necessary or useful when there is a crisis of teaching or of communion which needs addressing (one thinks of Germany), but not as a regular institution.
And, in practical terms, we could do with a pope who listens (and even answers dubia!) rather than one whose natural idiom is to rant.
And one who, when he does open his mouth ... tells the truth. Wouldn't that be a treat!