Diary entries relating to "pope"
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Or that's how the old saying goes, anyway. Pope Benedict
appreciated the idea of dressing to fulfill a role--in fact, Esquire magazine put him on its best dressed list, saying that he had a way with accessories and advising their male readers: "It could be a pocket...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The current papacy is actually an extension of the old Roman Empire. The bishops of Rome took over the administration of the church using the governing methods of the Romans. As the Empire fell, that government became the curia (governing body) of the Catholic church. The pope is the "Pontiflex Maxiums," a Roman term meaning "great...
Monday, March 18, 2013
I was raised by atheists, and when it comes to religion, I often joke that I'm a "lapsed Wiccan." However, I AM (officially, anyway) a Catholic, and I have high hopes for the new pope.
I never thought that Ratizinger was going to work out
--he was too...
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
JFK once said, "An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it."
Pope Benedict is the first pope in 600 years to resign, and while he cited bad health as the reason for this, many of us suspect there are deeper realizations behind it.