I agree! I think that John Paul II’s work will continue and that our new Holy Father will help guide us back in line with our faith. My concern is that Americans, of which I am, will continue to think of ourselves special and requiring different “rules” then the rest of the Roman Catholic world has.
It is time the church in the States comes full circle with the rest of the world instead of think it is special and requiring different rules. Maybe this was a little offensive to some, but we have had this mind set way too long my brother and sisters and we need to unify and come complete with out faith.
My prayer is that this new Pope will complete John Paul’s work not only to unify Christains, but us here in the States to Mother Church in fullness!