Vatican City Zenit News Agency
In his commentary Cardinal Dolan said the new pope will bring "radical change" to the Church. He then clarified that the Church was "big time" into change, namely a change in the human heart, which Jesus called repentance or conversion." He added, "The job description of the Bishop of Rome is to conserve the faith, the truth of which has been revealed to us by God, especially through His Son Jesus, faithfully passed on by His Church these past 2000 years, and to renew the invitation of Jesus to a change of heart."
In his post Wed., Cardinal Dolan said he would be beginning a novena to St. Joseph this Monday the March ll, 9 days before the feast day of St. Joseph on March 19. He invited the faithful to pray with him.
Cardinal Dolan suggested that readers might be astonished to hear that "we spend most our times discussing issues such as preaching, teaching the faith, celebrating the seven sacraments, inviting back those believers who have left, serving the sick and poor, sustaining the schools, hospital, and agencies of charity, encouraging the clergy and getting more of them.
The meetings are like being in the Upper Room with Our Lady and the apostles, and the challenges we, and the new St. Peter, will face are surprisingly similar to the first Pope, St. Peter, confronted that first Pentecost; How to most effectively present the Person, message and invitation of Jesus."
The commentary was given on Cardinal Dolan's blog as the cardinals prepare to enter the conclave Tuesday to elect a new pope, and have agreed to cease speaking with the media.