Come, O Holy Spirit!
Come, giver of gifts! The greatest of comforters!
You are my soul’s refreshment! Her rest in toil; her shelter in heat; her solace in woe!
O most blessed Light!
Water our dryness; heal our wounds; bend our stubborn will; warm our cold hearts; guide our straying steps.
Give to thy faithful, who hope in thee, thy holy seven gifts. Give them endless joy. Amen.
It’s amazing how many times I’ve heard from fellow Catholics that they think that God directly chooses the pope. Just yesterday someone said that they refused to criticize the pope because he was given to the Church by the Holy Spirit. The Church does not teach that position. According to the laws of the Church, the Cardinals choose the pope while praying for the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
~ R. Jared Staudt