First of all, yes, I realize that it has been five months since my last post. Since then, I finished the semester up at SLU and started at Truman State University. I just recently decided to start posting again. I will eventually switch everything to not be Seminary-oriented on this blog. Also, expect a post soon about how my time at Truman has been so far. Thanks for your support!
Today, on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Pope Francis was officially inaugurated as the 266th Pontiff of the Holy Roman Catholic Church. In his homily, Pope Francis implored the faithful to “never forget that authentic power is service, and that the Pope too, when exercising power, must enter ever more fully into that service.” He said that today, amid so much darkness, we need to see the light of hope. “[Joseph] was chosen by the eternal Father as the trustworthy guardian and protector of his greatest treasures, namely, his divine Son and Mary. He carried out this vocation with complete fidelity until at last God called him, saying: ‘Good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord’” (St. Bernardine of Siena). Just as Joseph was a faithful father to Jesus, so too may Pope Francis be that faithful and loving Holy Father to us all. Happy feast day everyone!!!