If you are anything like me, I bet a ton of questions filled your heart and mind when you woke up on Monday, February 11, 2013 to the shocking news that Pope Benedict XVI was resigning as Bishop of Rome. My mind was racing . . . Is Pope Benedict seriously ill? Can a Pope resign? What? Why? How?
I know I was not alone in these questions but when I took the time to read Pope Benedict’s resignation statement I was comforted by his humility, vulnerability, and fearlessness.
One of the many thoughts I had on May 22 – the day after the world didn’t end – is that I seriously wondered whether Mr. Camping had a good spiritual director, and here’s why. Had I gone to my spiritual director and shared with him that the Lord told me when the world would end and that I wanted to tell everyone about it through a major media blitz, I probably would’ve been told something like this …
Life Teen Retreat
Goal The goal of this retreat is to help Juniors and Seniors take a greater ownership in their faith as they head toward high school graduation. Using Colossians 2:7 and Pope Benedict’s World Youth Day message as the basis, this retreat will challenge the participants to look at the roots of their faith, what it is growing into and how it will thrive through the storms that inevitably come. The retreat also seeks to remind the upperclassmen of the importance of the Sacraments and active participation