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Pope Benedict

OVERWHELMINGLY BEAUTIFUL: CELEBRATION OF VESPERS, CATHEDRAL OF NOTRE DAME, PARIS, FRANCE

Beginning as I write this… The choir of the Cathedral of Notre Dame — which I’ve been listening to for about an hour now — is exquisite, formidable, au-delà de comparer. And now I’m pausing to participate. Pope Benedict is being welcomed and will preside at this service.

ILLEGAL ALIENS AND POPE BENEDICT’S COMMENTS

Pope Benedict has now returned to the Vatican — his visit to the United States was a wonderful experience to receive — but I’d like to offer my individual reflections upon the issue of illegal immigration as raised by Pope Benedict, referred to him as “immigration” and “immigrants” and “their families.” I wondered often while […]

POPE BENEDICT: PRAYER AT GROUND ZERO

POPE BENEDICT: “GOD BLESS AMERICA!” – PRESIDENT BUSH: “AWESOME SPEECH!”

WELCOMING THE ‘SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM’

Last week Pope Benedict issued his letter, The Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, and I was extremely pleased to witness this event, which declares the popular return of the Latin Mass for us Catholics (or, Tridentine Mass — read about the variations in the Catholic Mass here — the “English” version of the Mass is called […]

MUSLIMS RAGING

In a nutshell: Pope Benedict quotes someone else who said that violence has no place in religion and in response to that, Muslims now want to kill Pope Benedict. But before that, Muslims demand that Pope Benedict apologize. Outside the nutshell: That describes the scenario of evil, of a sickness called insanity. Insanity by disturbed […]

THE SCIENCE OF PRINCIPLES, OR, NOT

AMAZING GRACE AND MANIC HYPERBOLE