THE highlight of my trip to Rome. My visit with, you know…

After all was said and done, well over an hour I think, I headed back down alone from…

We covered a lot of topics. There were many I didn’t get to. I was promised cooperation for a certain […]. Finally, I was given some handmade rosaries that are given by the Holy Father only to Cardinals (red) and Archbishops (green). Ten each. That’s as close as I’ll get to that, of course. I’ll have to be careful as to whom I give these to. I may be quizzed as to names later. ;-) I would like to get one to Fr Gordon MacRae (About). It would be a red one. It’s happened before. Remember St John Fisher?

This was a most extraordinary meeting, utterly candid. Zero politics. The exactitude of theological reasoning was stunning, exhilarating. I think the angels rejoiced.

I can only say that many have the wrong idea about many things. Whenever there is bitter, hateful cynicism, an exam of conscience must be made.

This meeting was worth the entire trip by far, and the reason for which I came hasn’t yet started. I will have much to do about […] when I return to the parish, please God.


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5 responses to “THE highlight of my trip to Rome. My visit with, you know…

  1. elizdelphi

    What I get out of this is the deeply consoling thought that there are some very holy people close to the Pope. I am savoring the thought of that stunning and exhilarating exactitude of theological reasoning. I must have some love of God in me if that thought is so captivating when I don’t even know what the subject matter was.

  2. Nan

    How wonderful to be assured cooperation to reach your objective! The perfect outcome.

  3. Gina Nakagawa

    Your description of your discussion with “you know…” is most heartening. As one of the confused flock, the thought gives courage and renewed determination. As Christ promised us, the gates of hell shall not prevail. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us.

  4. pelerin

    Gina mentions that she is one of the confused flock. Me too. I have just read on Gloria tv site that the Pope has told a gathering of Spanish religious by video that they must not be missionaries – must not proseletise – and yet you Father have been appointed a ‘Missionary of Mercy’ by the same Pope Francis. When one thinks of the enormous number of European Missionaries who left their homes, often for ever, many of whom gave their lives in far flung places in order to bring the Gospel to them and yet now the Pope tells religious that they must not be missionaries – I am very confused.

    • Father George David Byers

      What he means is no forced conversions. It’s a straw man. No one does that. It’s political. It calms down the Islamists. It changes nothing. Means nothing. Be if good heart.

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