"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Two Wise Men

One because of the way he ended his papacy, the other because of the way he started his.

Hard to imagine how long you'd have to live to see this sort of thing every again.   What a beautiful thing... true men of God meeting to pray together. 
Rocco Palmo at Whispers in the Loggia reports that Pope Francis, when Pope Benedict motioned to him to take the papal chair, instead insisted they kneel together in the same pew:


Wow.  Just:   wow.  

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