The most interesting piece of info I picked up on the Catholic news front today was of the meeting this morning between Pope Benedict XVI and Vice-President of the United States of America Joseph Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden.
Well, I think I can say that I would have even preferred to be a fly on the wall at that meeting over the recent Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue meeting, but it's hard to decide. In either case, I have not yet figured out how to become a fly to attend these meetings, and if I couldn't turn back into a woman when the meetings were over, I doubt that I could blog about it for you all, anyway, so that wouldn't be any good. Imagine a little fly, trying to push the keyboard buttons on my laptop. It would take forever, not to mention that, in my experience, flies are atrocious spellers.
In any case, why did we not hear about this meeting? I first thought that maybe it was just overshadowed by all of yesterday's Vatican business on the 'Today' show, but as it turns out, Italian reports were describing the meeting as a "strictly private" encounter. It wasn't even on the Pope's public schedule of meetings, because it was 'unofficial.' So there really hasn't been much actual news of it on the Catholic or secular media street, and no communications from the meeting will be released. Hmmm, I wonder what went on? Who said what? Did they enjoy gelato together? I considered making a dramatic dialogue of what my fly-self might have overheard at such a meeting, but to be frank (I know, my name is Leslie!), I'm just not that clever and I'm feeling a bit tired, anyway.
So instead, why don't you all join me in thinking up your own scenario, and more importantly, in praying for our world leaders and for the Holy Father's prayer intentions for the month of June?
Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for the month of June is: "That priests, united to the Heart of Christ, may always be true witnesses of the caring and merciful love of God."
His missionary intention is: "That the Holy Spirit may bring forth from our communities many missionaries who are ready to be fully consecrated to spreading the Kingdom of God."As always, thanks for stopping by! Be assured of my prayers.
Peace and all good,