As students arrived at Catholic schools across the Dallas area Monday morning, they learned the news that Pope Benedict XVI had announced his retirement. Students, faculty and family members responded with prayer and reflection.
Saying he no longer has the strength to exercise ministry over the universal church, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would be resigning at the end of the month.
When the head of the Pontifical Council for Culture said he wanted to listen to what today’s young people had to say, he wasn’t afraid to hear it belted out at 100 decibels.
Several high school seniors from schools in the Catholic Diocese of Dallas signed National Letters of Intent in conjunction with the Feb. 6 signing deadline to commit to a sport and college.
Some might regard it as a refreshing twist that Jake Oliver’s favorite recollection of his senior season at Jesuit College Preparatory School was not the night he broke a revered Texas high school football record.