Papal Visit This Week


The visit of Pope Benedict this week is cause for much media hype and promotion.  In fact while I write this, my wife and I are watching a special on Fox News about the coming visit this Tuesday (did anyone tell him it's TAX DAY in America?)

These pictures are from my visit to Rome in 2006 with my sister.  We attended a public audience with the Pope in St. Peter's Square. His motorcard came within about 20 feet from us.  I've never published these pictures on the blog but you can read about the trip if you go to the archives and look at the Septeber 2006 entries.

The arrival of the Pope will garner much attention this week.  It will be interesting to see how it all pans out this week.  I saw online today a survey of Catholics show varying degrees of confidence in the sacrements of the church (confession was the lowest).   Keep your ears tuned this week for spiritual opportunities while this event takes place in the US.