When you realize Lent is actually for lovers

There is always something oddly mismatched about love, even when people are trying their best. Men love women differently than women love men, parents love their children differently than children love their parents, and children have the charmingly vexing tendency to pour

Pope Benedict XVI’s cry of love

Deep in the pre-dawn dark of December 31, the nurse attending Benedict XVI’s bedside heard him utter a soft and clear sentence: “Signore ti amo!” — Lord, I love you. They would be his last words. A bed of pain. A voice