Interesting Times: Pope Benedict and the Church He is Handing Forward

Young Joseph Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI

Interesting Times: Pope Benedict and the Church He is Handing Forward

"May you live in interesting times." That saying is reputed by some sources to be an ancient Chinese curse. Other sources claim it is an ancient Hebrew curse. It appears no one knows for sure exactly where it came from. On the other hand, no one seems to deny the underlying truth of it; that historic, or "interesting" times are often tumultuous and unpleasant for the people who must live through them. Just as no one wants to have a really good medical malpractice suit, no one wants to live their precious life in the dislocation, misery … [Read More…]

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