Apparently Pope Benedict XVI will be visiting the States April 15 – 20. (New York, not Fort Wayne, for some reason). This pope fascinates me, because as an article in the NY Times says, "Benedict, a former professor, is a pope who cultivates words more than dramatic gestures…"
An Archbishop at the Vatican said this about the trip:
"The key to this trip will be to listen to Benedict’s speeches in their entirety. He is not a man of blah, blah, blah. He’s a
thinker, and before speaking, he thinks. And he prays a lot.”
That wouldn’t be too bad to have on your tombstone: "He was not a man of blah, blah, blah." May we all speak as carefully!