Friday, February 24, 2006


Events in Iraq have taken an ominous turn. The citizens of this ravished country are waking up each morning in fear ... I don't claim to understand the situation on the ground any better than anyone else who reads the public press, but there is a clear voice from Baghdad who I encourage all of you to read. Her blog is titled "Baghdad Burning" and the link is here on the right side of the page. Read it - please.

Karneval in Koln

Karneval began yesterday morning at 11:11AM and His Holiness and I were in the street to see it. We have decided to stick it out here Koln as opposed to retreating to the Eifel, which was our initial plan. So for now we are dressing up and taking it all in.

More to follow in a few days …