So, we’ve had 16 days to accustom ourselves to the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI, our 266th pope in the line of succession beginning with the Rock, St. Peter. By now most of us have shaken off the fog of shock and have taken a more resolute … Continue readingNavigating the Uncharted Waters of Pope Benedict’s Retirement
The historic news of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI came as a surprise to laity and Church leaders alike; he will be only the 5th pope to do so, in the history of the Church founded by Jesus Himself. Faithful Catholics had reveled in … Continue readingPope Benedict XVI to Step Down – Were the Signs There ?
A few months ago, a movie rental named Idiocracy arrived in a familiar red envelope to our home. It features Luke Wilson as perfectly average Private Joe Bauers who is selected for a military experiment to be kept in a state of hibernation, which accidentally … Continue readingBreeding Power
I plucked a red pepper out of the garden yesterday. It was well formed with rounded quadrants at the top and bottom. The skin was soft, smooth and ruby red. The stem was perky and green and still had a leaf attached. It had a … Continue readingThe Beauty of Truth
Interested in seeing what sort of news there was about World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain this year, I Googled “Pope visits Spain” to see what came up. What surprised me was not the many articles on World Youth Day and his goals of inspiring the … Continue readingBe “in” the World, not “of” the World