When we consider that the Mass is an earthly glimpse into heaven, it can be difficult to stomach that so much of the beauty and richness of the Catholic history is sometimes lost among Marty Haugen and berber carpet. We look at St. Peter’s Basilica … Continue readingThis Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things … Continue readingThis Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
What is it about an elderly man ascending to the Chair of Peter that causes me, an old Baptist girl, to swoon? I swell with pride, my throat tightens, tears pour like rain and I am struck dumb with incredulity at this timeless spectacle. What … Continue readingMy Love Affair with the Pope
Shortly after Benedict XVI, Emeritus Pope, declared his resignation from the Papacy, I happened to hear a talk radio program in which a commentator was ranting away about the ridiculousness of an infallible pope. How can anyone really believe that a man can suddenly be … Continue readingIgnorance Demands Charity and Patience
The white puff of smoke emerged and ignited a firestorm of joy and wonder from St. Peter’s Square and spanning across the globe. In an instant, newsfeed on all social networks were claiming “Habemus Papam!” From the balcony, our new pope gives his first blessing … Continue readingHABEMUS PAPAM: Pope Francis, We Are Praying for You!
CONCLAVE updates at END No’pe = a contraction indicating that there is no pope. This type of humorous comment (thanks, Stacy T) – in addition to serious conversations about the conclave – has been the fare of the day in the world of electronic media. As … Continue readingSmoke Watch – Being a Savvy Conclave Fan and Member of the Papa-ratzi