March 8, 2013
The day will come soon. White smoke will billow out of the famous chimney. St. Peter’s bells will ring. People will flood into St. Peter’s square while millions rush to their TVs to hear who the next Pope will be. Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran will announce the great news…in Latin.
March 11, 2013
In our media age, I wanted to see the Cardinals YouTube clips. How do they announce the Gospel? How do they carry themselves in interviews and speeches? Could I get a preview of what they would be like as Pope?
March 8, 2013
"Conclave" comes from the Latin cum clavis, which means with a key. It is called this because the Cardinal electors are "locked up" and secluded until they elect a new Pope.
March 7, 2013
Have you ever told someone sincerely, “I’ll pray for you!” and then wondered, “Oh no. What have I done?” You have the best intention of praying for them, but you feel like you don’t know how.
March 4, 2013
Eight years ago, the world cast him off as a shy, uptight rule enforcer. It doubted that young people could connect with a rapidly aging, theological conservative. It probably could’ve picked a dozen popes better for our liberal-minded, freethinking society than the 5’7” white-haired Cardinal Ratzinger. Well, needless to say, the world was wrong.
February 28, 2013
The former pope, Benedict XVI, is 85 years old. He is from Germany. His garb has been known to include red shoes, a giant gold cross, and a tiny hat. For the past eight years his entire life has been scheduled from daybreak to dark. His most recent gig was to shepherd a Church of nearly 1.2 billion people.
February 25, 2013
What are you giving up for Lent?
A few weeks ago I stared at my computer as a Facebook status altered my perception of reality. “Three weeks until Lent,” it said. “Three weeks,” I thought, “and I have no idea what I’m doing!” Soon after, I began to hear murmurs among my fellow church members. “What are you giving up?” asked one. “What are you doing for Lent?” asked another. I even heard a long list of Lenten sacrifices read off by a family friend: “Cold showers, sleeping on the floor once a week, doing some type of service each week...” This was followed by a discussion of how many sacrifices were okay to give up and when it became too much to actually be able to follow.
February 21, 2013
In college it’s societally acceptable to be more or less broke. “Poor college student” didn’t become a phrase without reason. With that said, despite the lack of money that typically flows through a college student’s bank account, there are a lot of financial messages sent in their direction. I want to share with you five things I wish college students knew about money.
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