Re: The effect all this has had on me...
On Friday Morning, I listened to some call in show on EWTN radio. In the space of less than an hour THREE PEOPLE called in to say that they wanted to become Catholic!
Now, I can't imagine what the significance of this is, but they were all three truck drivers.
One of them said that he'd fallen away and wanted to know how to come back. He was sobbing and crying. His name is Mike and he's in Northern Canada. Let's all pray for him! The second one wanted to know how he could join the Church if his schedule kept him too busy for RCIA. The third was a man who was raised Baptist, but had become disenchanted with that church since the death of his father. He said that he's been "listening to Catholic preachin'" on XM radio while driving. He said "I'm usually a real hard sleeper, but last night I suddenly woke up at three am, and so I turned on the radio just as the funeral was beginning, and I was out of bed, on my knees, just sobbing my heart out.... how do I become a Catholic?"
It seems very obvious to me that the Holy Father is working miracles in heaven already!