I read this article online, and it was like, "Bergoglio falls in line with the other orthodox cardinals who elected him, many of whom were appointed by the conservative Benedict, so it's unlikely that the Church will change its position on abortion, contraception, and gay marriage." Sometimes I feel like the news (or just popular culture in general) is absolutely incapable of seeing things outside of some weird (usually quasi-Marxist) political lens. It's like, they really think circumstance and politics (not philosophy and truth) are the only things keeping the Church from endorsing abortion and homosexual sex. It's a really crazy way to view the world. I'm sure someone could write (or has written) an interesting piece about this.
Anyway, pray for him. And a couple of (I think) interesting posts upcoming. Check back soon.