2) Sede Vacante. No Pope. Something so sad about that--and watching the Pope Emeritus fly off in that helicopter for Castel Gandalfo reminded me of a presidential changing of the guards, minus the private luncheon with the "new guy". I hope sincerely that the new Pope is a man of great character and overwhelming love for his fellow man. I pray for that. And I wish Benedict a life of peace and prayer.
4) Which is your favorite church-approved apparition of Mary? I am torn between Our Lady of Guadalupe and Fatima. I love the beautiful Tilma that still exists today and defies scientific explanation, and I also love the miracle of the sun that so many witnessed at Fatima. It makes me kind of sad that Jacinta and Francesco died so very young, even though I know it shouldn't, though.
6) My son and I are watching a really interesting documentary called "Bully" about the bullying problem in today's schools. It's so extremely sad and so frightening to watch what these kids go through. And I remember being bullied severely when I was in the lower grades myself, and how much it hurt. We really have to listen to our kids when they talk about being mistreated by others at school. Tragedies do occur.
7) Th Th Th Th Thats All Folks!