Out of Sight But Not Out Of Mind – removing pictures of Benedict…

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... You would think I would learn. Learn and trust. What's one of the cardinal rules of the Catholic Church... everything has a reason. Look at the liturgy. One who doesn't know better sees meaningless ritual. But each action is seeped in meaning and, of course, serves a purpose. It has a reason. The Church doesn't just do things for the sake of doing them.So when I started seeing pictures of Pope Benedict coming down from the walls the minute he left the protection of the Swiss Guard I … [Read more...]

There’s really nothing more to say…

The North American College waves goodbye to Pope Benedict XVI as he flies to Castel Gandalfo.... Just watching coverage on EWTN.I have no commentary to add. Besides I think we could do with a lot less talking and a little more praying. … [Read more...]

I Can’t Stand It…

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My decision to forgo the exercise of active ministry, does not revoke this. I do not return to private life, to a life of travel, meetings, receptions, conferences and so on. I do not abandon the cross, but remain in a new way near to the Crucified Lord. I no longer wield the power of the office for the government of the Church, but in the service of prayer I remain, so to speak, within St. Peter’s bounds. St. Benedict, whose name I bear as Pope, shall be a great example in this for me. He s … [Read more...]

Thus begins the farewell…

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... I've been trying to remain faithful, but it still breaks my heart to see Papa go. And the strange thing is I keep getting "what's the big deal" from not just my protestant friends but from my Catholic ones as well.The Pope delivering his last Angelus to a crowd of 100,000 people. View more photos here.the farewell begins...for translation click here. … [Read more...]

When A Pope Resigning Is A Good Thing…

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... I remember the passing of Bl. John Paul II. The media coverage put a glaring spotlight on the Catholic Church; a positive spot light for once. People of all religions were united in their grief for JPII's death. The Church received a larger than normal number of new members into Her fold that year after the funeral. At my parish alone, we had people lined up at the doors to join RCIA. Curiosity drove them there because of the supportive out pouring and positive attention Catholics received. … [Read more...]


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