StPatrick'sCathedral021113 (3)One the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Pope Benedict announced his resignation — effective February 28, 2013.

The scaffolding surrounding St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a fitting reminder of the deterioration that has gone on for years in the Catholic Church of the United States. Rather than transforming American society, the Church is being transformed by it. Superman (The Man of Steel) is more of an influence, for many, than the Son of Man.

The New Evangelism should start with putting away those things that get in the way of loving God and neighbor, especially ego.