EWTN Catholic Q&A
New pope teach error?
Question from Julie on 04-11-2005:

Newspapers, especially where I live, call for the new pope to come to "reality" on homosexual unions, birth control, women's ordination, etc., etc. They have already picked who they think is "liberal". The Holy Spirit won't let that happen, right? I'm worried since we have so many liberal bishops already.

Answer by Colin B. Donovan, STL on 04-12-2005:

Trust in God, hope in Him.

A validly elected Pope cannot formally teach the errors the modern world would have him teach.