Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Habemus Papam!

God bless Pope Benedict XVI, and may his reign be long and successful!

I want to drink some Franziskaner Weissbier (a Bavarian beer, the new Pope's favorite) and listen to some Mozart (his favorite music)! I've heard
he likes wines from Piedmont (an Italian region).

I never believed the negative press that Ratzinger received as the number two man in the Vatican. It was all so uninformed and one dimensional. He was the best man for the job. He will make a great Pope.

For information on Pope Benedict XV, the prior Pope Benedict, see:

For information on the original St. Benedict, see:

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Pope John Paul II, 1920 - 2005

There is nothing that I could possibly say that hasn't already been said. In particular, I am astounded at the respect with which he was held by the the leaders and people of other faiths.

"He was a thoroughly, radically committed Christian disciple who really believed, as he put it, that 'Jesus Christ is the answer to the question that is every human life.' The rest followed from that." - George Weigel.