I am one of your parish priests. About 414,000 of us labor daily in the vineyard.
This summer our Church has suffered a public-relations catastrophe. It has wounded the hearts of the faithful sons and daughters of the Church.
We need a father who will seek justice for the victims of sexual abuse. We need an honest father with sound judgment.
None of us presume to judge you. As the law of our Church has it, God alone judges the pope.
But I, for one, beg you:
Establish a procedure for selecting at random parish priests from around the world, to take the places of the Cardinal electors in the Sistine Chapel. Then vacate the Chair of Peter.
Your Son in Christ,
Father Mark White