Tuesday, February 12, 2013

My Pope

The announcement of Pope Benedict XVI's impending retirement has filled me with sadness. While I am quite certain that the Holy Spirit is completely in charge of this situation, my weak human heart is hurting. Papa Benedict is My Pope. I learned to see Our Lord through his eyes, to read scripture with his voice in my ear.

I'm going to go and order every one of Pope Benedict/Cardinal Ratzinger's books (the ones I don't already have).  That reading list will last for years!  And I pray that he will write many more books before he takes his place with the Saints. 

Since I don't really have anything wise to say, I refer you to these folks for wisdom:

The text of the Holy Father's Message 

Scott Hahn

The Anchoress


My friend Russ at Crossed the Tiber here and here .