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National Review: "The New Pope and the Old Mass"

National Review is often the home of George Weigel and other "mid-conservative" Catholics still mourning the loss of John Paul II.  It was surprising, and thus encouraging, to read a post on its website entitled "The New Pope and the Old Mass."

Authored by Nicholas Frankovich, the piece concludes with the following analysis:

If Ranjith were Jewish, he would be Orthodox. Most of the electors, including Scola, would probably be Conservative. Do the Conservative electors who are Orthodox-leaning outnumber those who lean Reform? It’s hard to say, if the next pope is Scola. If it’s Ranjith, the answer is yes.