The White, The Black, and the Brown: Reflections on Francis 23

As they say, "Good things always come in threes"

As they say, “Good things always come in threes”

Black smoke, white smoke, no more smoke today — Thanks be to God! — but the excitement isn’t over yet. We are still excited about getting to know our new Pope.

Yesterday was full of surprises for everybody. Most of us were not expecting the Pope to be elected so quickly. When the new Pope was announced, all the people around me were asking “Who?” And the name Francis caught many people by surprise.  More…