I still haven’t heard about Msgr. Ganswein. I was sort of hoping that the Pope would comment on my blog:
I miss Rome. The reason I expressed a desire to have a “real” blog last week was because I am jealous of the bloggers attending the conference for bloggers at the Vatican next Monday.
When I first heard about the blog conference in the Vatican, I thought Hm, that would be fun. And then I wished my blog was worthy so that I could attend.
And then the Vatican released the invitee list. … I became insanely jealous. Granted, I don’t have the money to jump on a plane at this short notice. And I have to work on Saturday. And I don’t have a place to stay in Rome. And I had already decided not to join the millions of people in Rome for the beatification. I fought the crowds and slept in the street for his funeral, someone else can be at his beatification.
But none of that mattered. I suddenly wished my blog would turn from a Wendy’s-review into a wildly popular, witty social commentary on the Church and the world. And after that happened, a time-machine would appear so that I could go back and submit my name and blog for the guest list.
Alas, I won’t be at the Vatican blog conference. And I suppose that’s okay.
Instead of spending my time being insanely jealous, I should probably concentrate on more important things, like the presentation I am giving tomorrow at the National Association of Diaconate Directors meeting. And the whereabouts of Msgr. Ganswein.
PS Please say a prayer for my talk!