As I was getting the kids and myself ready for Mass this morning, a friend rang me. She asked if I'd heard the news. I hadn't looked at any news yet, so I was confused. She then told me Pope Benedict XVI is resigning at the end of the month. I was, and am, saddened, for he is a holy man and wonderful Pope, but I trust his judgement. More importantly, I trust that God will guide the conclave in selecting a new Pope. Papa Ben, the Cardinals, and the entire Church will have my prayers.