The Taser's Edge

Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Almighty God, whose blessed apostles Peter and Paul glorified you by their martyrdom: Grant that your Church, instructed by their teaching and example, and knit together in unity by your Spirit, may ever stand firm upon the one foundation, which is Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Pope Benedict XVI’s homily from today reflects on his ordination on this feast day sixty years ago, meditating on what it means that Christ has called us “friends.” It’s definitely worth reading to hear the personal faith of a pope.