The big news all around the world this past week was Pope Benedict’s last day in office. On February 28, Benedict became the first pope in 600 years to step down from the papacy, marking a significant historical moment in modern Catholicism. On March 4 the College of Cardinals – a group of 115 cardinals under the age of 80 who are eligible to vote for the new pope – will convene daily to determine who will fill this vacancy. Since no one knows how long it will take the College to choose the Church's new leader, NPR’s Morning Edition decided to have a little fun with the selection process by creating a March Madness Bracket, Vatican Style. Feel free to print out your own version and play along J
|Who do you think will emerge as the winner?|
This week I decided to do something a little different for my “Good Stuff” post. Cindy Dwyer, a blogger I follow and who also contributed a guest post here for the “In Celebration of Mothers” series, wrote this past week about her participation in the #26Acts of Kindness campaign. Basically, the purpose of this campaign was to honor the 26 victims of the Newtown, CT shooting by performing random acts of kindness for 26 days. Participants then tweeted their actions, using the hashtag, “#26Acts”. When I read her post I immediately thought it would be a great fit for this series as a way of sharing some simple, everyday ideas for making a difference in the world around us. I am re-blogging a portion of her post here, and I hope you will pop over and finish reading the remainder of her list. I think you will find some great ideas to bring to your own little corner of the world.
26 Acts of Kindness
Read more of Cindy's post here....