Today, December 18, the Catholics Come Home television campaign will begin in a number of places among them: Chicago, Omaha, and here in Colorado Springs. We are involved in training diocesan and parish leaders (I'm busily working on a January seminar at this very moment) to respond to those who contact the Church as a result of Catholics Come Home. I've wanted to blog on the whole issue for a couple weeks but it was hard to find the time to do a decent job. I hope to do so this weekend.
And the wonderful news comes that Pope Benedict will sign the declaration of John Paul II's heroic sanctity on Saturday, making him venerable John Paul II.
This Rome Reports video includes some fun shots of Pope Benedict's desk (looking pretty Bavarian to me) and you gotta love the finale music. No editorializing here!