Will Cardinal Turkson be the next Pope? Reply


When my good friend Tom Quiner asked me to write about Cardinal Peter Turkson, specifically what I thought about his chances of being elected pope, I was a bit apprehensive. Faithful Catholics know that the Holy Spirit determines the outcome of the papal conclave. And like everything in life, if one accepts the challenge of faith in this case, speculating seems a tad, well, unfaithful … More…

“Mortality is the Divine Element in man” Reply


So few people really get Pope Benedict XVI. I won’t claim to have a corner on that market. I do know for certain what I’ve seen, felt, witnessed and read. And nearly eight years after being named Christ’s successor on Earth, I think as well that Pope Benedict has more than earned the right to be held in his own regard, not simply a transitional pope, and not someone in the shadow of John Paul II. More…