The humility of the Emeritus Pope

The humility of the Emeritus Pope

It’s Day One of Interregnum, and you may have noticed that the Church hasn’t fallen apart yet. As it happens, my weekly scheduled adoration hour is on Thursdays so I was able to reflect somewhat on LBB (Life Beyond Benedict) after having seen the EWTN...
I Heart My German Shepherd

I Heart My German Shepherd

The end is near. No really, it is.  It’s tomorrow.  Of Benedict’s papacy, at least. Now, there will be many, many better written reflections on this fact written by far more talented and knowledgeable writers than I, so I won’t try to compete with...
A Papal Focus for Lent

A Papal Focus for Lent

I won’t lie.  Until about five minutes ago, I had no real idea as to what I was going to write for today’s post.  In my head, thoughts about Lent, Ash Wednesday, the Holy Father, and Sts. Cyril and Methodius were running a muck, each vying for the spot....
Resignation of the post-media Pope

Resignation of the post-media Pope

Take the following comments with however many grains of salt you feel are necessary given that I’m not a theologian, philosopher, Church historian, or anything else marginally relevant to opining about the Pope’s resignation. 1. There is always some...
Hearing God in the liturgy

Hearing God in the liturgy

The Pope’s Jan. 27th Angelus address reminds us why Sunday rest, and the liturgy celebrated thereon, is so important: “Before we can speak of God and with God, we need to listen, and the liturgy of the Church is the ‘school’ of this listening to the...