Wednesday, January 18, 2017

If I could turn back time ...

Cardinals showing homage to newly elected John XXIII.

I remember that of course.  Because I'm old.  I wrote to John XXIII when I was little.  He was the first Pope I ever wrote to.

Today I'm wishing I could have run away and gone to Rome to be an orphan and never grew up to what we have today.

I appreciated the cappas back then.  I love the worn fresco - it seems now the frescoes are the only thing restored in the Church.  It's ironic, isn't it.  Not a question.

"They" say Cardinal Spellman didn't like Pope John and disparaged him.  Nasty American.  He should be around today.


  1. It is hard to imagine what the Church would be today without V2. The world changed. I doubt the Church would have remained the monolith we remember.

    1. This week it's very tempting to feel despondent. You are right though - change was inevitable.


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