...Bless, Sean, Bless...
Anyone hoping for insight from Boston Archbishop Cardinal Sean O'Malley's blog had better crank that up to praying. He's in Rome and the area on God's business. Unfortunately, this first blogging is just a travelogue, plus constant reminders that he reads and speaks several languages.
Read about Sean's reading French. Read about his giving a homily in Italian. Read about his buying newspapers in three languages.
What, you say he's in the seat of the RC Church's power, so you expect substance? Content yourself with pictures, many pictures. By the bye, it appears as he is in so many of the pix blessing folk, O'Malley isn't taking the shots or posting them.
If you were looking for expansion on the Pope's statements on Islam or same-sex marriage or AIDS prevention or abusive priests, fuhgeddaboudit. Likewise, don't look for Sean's thoughts and feelings on religious or political issues. He writes about pretty churches, pretty sculpture, and the religious rituals he performs or participates in. Fair enough, but not far enough.
The hint that he is testing his currency is his slipping in LOL several times. Actually, he does the pre-teen girl version "lol", but he is trying.
Maybe he'll visit a shrine and there'll be a miracle -- he'll regain his courage.
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