Thursday, March 28, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Its Good to Have Him Home

Last night at St Thomas the Apostle, Archbishop Gregory joined us for the confirmation of over 64 teenagers.  It was good to have him back in Atlanta after his trip to Rome to cover the Papal Conclave for ABC News.

As always, it was a joy to be in his presence.  The love and attention he showed for each of the confirmandi that evening is a testament to what a good Shepard is all about.  This mutual love was returned to him at the end of the Mass.  One after another, people came to him for photographs and expressions of thanks.  Although I know it had been a long day, he spent time with all of them and treated each one of them as if they were his family. 

He is a Good Shepard.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Today's Seminarians

Yes, they do Rock.....

What He Didn't Do

What Pope Francis did not do yesterday just may send shockwaves across the Vatican.  As recently reported from Inside the Vatican magazine, the Pope:

"...did not reconfirm all of the Curial posts that had been "zeroed out" by the renunciation by Benedict XVI of the papal throne."
This reconfirmation of posts usually happens within 24 hours of a new Pope being elected.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013

Pope Benedict's Last Public Address as Pope

copyright: The Guardian

“I am simply a pilgrim that begins his last phase on this Earth," Benedict said.

"I would like to, with all my heart, my prayer and my reflection, with all the strength inside me, work for the common good and the good of the Church and humanity.

"I feel very supported by your sympathy.

"Lets move forward together, with the Lord, for the good of the Church and the world. Let us go forward with the Lord for the good of the Church and the world. Thank you. I now wholeheartedly impart my blessing.”