Monasticism was born, not out of the moral or governmental failures of a late Roman state, but (ironically) out of Christian political success.
It is my belief that as we enter more fully into relationship, in common ministry, old difficulties will be seen in a new light and be given a different and more hopeful context for resolution. My time on pilgrimage has given me a renewed vision and a new energy for the task that lies ahead.
Looming over the Sistine Chapel's altar, Peter is returning the keys to their rightful owner, the head of the Church, Jesus Christ.
The Word preached that one last time to that practical philosopher Pontius Pilate, and he spoke of the truth.