We Are Brothers: Pope Francis, Pope-Emeritus Benedict Do Lunch

Two popes 2013

It’s been 600 years since such a meeting could take place.Today at Castel Gandolfo, Pope Francis paid a visit to his predecessor, Pope-Emeritus Benedict.  The two greeted one another warmly, prayed together in the chapel, then enjoyed a long private conversation before sharing lunch.Benedict seemed frail, clutching his cane as he met his successor near the helicopter.  Together, they walked to the Chapel for a brief prayer.A report by Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Pr … [Read more...]

A TALE OF TWO PRINCES: William and Casimir

Prince William of Wales, engaged to the beautiful and winsome Kate Middleton, is the man of the hour.  With his elegant fiancée at his side, William has graced the covers of society magazines.  The eldest son of Princess Diana and Prince Charles (and the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II), William has, from earliest years, been groomed for the monarchy. Second in the line of succession to the British throne, William was educated at the best schools around the United Kingdom. He toured the worl … [Read more...]


I ran across this beautiful prayer the other day, and thought it might come in handy.  I think today's the day!PRAYER FOR HUMILITYFather, give me the humilitywhich realizes its ignorance,admits its mistakes,recognizes its needs,welcomes adviceand accepts rebukes.Help me always to praiserather than criticize,to encourage rather than to disparage,to build rather than to destroy, and to think of people at their bestrather than at their worst. We ask this through Christ our … [Read more...]