Pray for the Church!

A sign in the crowd at the Vatican

One of my favorite responses to the pope’s news Monday came from the Knights of Columbus. It was a prayer. O Lord Jesus Christ, Supreme Pastor of Your Church, we thank you for the ministry of Pope Benedict XVI and the selfless care with which he has led us as Successor of Peter, and Your [Read More...]

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‘God Is Always There. The Holy Spirit Does Not Go on Holidays.’

What a beautiful reflection on the Pope Benedict’s news this week, from a cardinal in the room for the announcement, Francis Cardinal Arinze from Nigeria! As someone who knows the Holy Father he says: “I haven’t any doubt about his wisdom,” the cardinal said. “He doesn’t rush. He is not rash. He is gentle. But [Read More...]

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What Is a Pope?

From Bishop Anthony Fisher, a Dominican in Australia: From the earliest times the role of the papacy has been this: to be the authentic witness to Jesus Christ “the Son of the Living God” and to His Gospel of life and love, of truth and goodness, of beauty and glory; to be, as binder and [Read More...]

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B16 Teaches Us How to Live

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I’ve been saying this morning that if John Paul II showed us how to die, Pope Benedict XVI is showing us how to step aside in humility and love. But it is so much more than that even. He shows us how to live. The pope’s resignation statement is extraordinary. And it’s not the resigning [Read More...]

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