In One Ear, Out the Other: “ill” Papa

61 school days until graduation

Recently, the world has been hit with some unbelievable news, Pope Benedict XVI will be resigning at the end of the month of February due to health reasons. I was truly shocked by such news. What interested me the most was the talk of who might replace him as our next Pope. The Pope is one of the most important and influencial figures in the world, even non-Catholics will agree. The Pope is the head of our Church, and he leads our faith here on Earth. This job requires a profound man with a skillset no one else holds. As I began to think more and more about how vital it is that the perfect man is chosen, an idea dawned on me. I figured out the perfect man for the job.

Papa C: Future Pontiff?

I may only be 18, but I’m a senior in high school, so I pretty much know how the world spins. Beyond that, I went to a Catholic grade school (as well as high school obviously). I’m essentially an expert on the faith at this point. I’ve kept you waiting for to long. The important news is that I believe our very own Fr. Frank Canfield should be the next Pope. In my personal opinion, he’s the man! Not only is he literally the nicest person I’ve ever met, but he also has the wisdom to lead one of the world’s largest religions. Plus, how awesome would it be to see the Pope on TV and say, “I know that guy.” Think about that. I digress. Fr. Canfield seems to be the perfect candidate.I really can’t think of anyone better. For all of those freshman wondering, no, you don’t have to be a cardinal to be elected Pope.

If you agree with my amazing idea, please don’t hesitate to bombard the Vatican with letters suggesting Fr. Canfield!

I’m Ian McDonald, and I support Fr. C for Pope.