10 Jan 23 – The Life of Pope Benedict XVI

Today’s Topics:
1) Gospel – Mk 1:21-28 – In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit; he cried out, “What have You to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are–the Holy One of God!”  Jesus rebuked him and said, “Quiet!  Come out of him!” The unclean spirit convulsed him and with a loud cry came out of him. Bishop Sheen quote of the day
2) Benedict on going home: A beautiful reflection on Pope Benedict XVI’s ideas about death, Heaven, and home. In his answer to a little girl’s question, he compares heaven to his own childhood: The ordinary, but extraordinary happiness and love that exists within families. A nice reminder of how we can strive to shape our own imperfect homes.
3) “Stand Firm in Faith!”: Benedict XVI’s final spiritual testament to the Church
4) The final hours of Benedict XVI: What he said just before his death