By Fr Joe Babendreier
Last year an elderly gentleman from Argentina was visiting Rome. He was on a pilgrimage with his family. The whole family was Catholic, but the man had not been to confession for many years.
Their visit to St Peter’s Basilica was the highlight of the trip. That’s the church in the Vatican where the Pope says Mass on great feast days like Christmas and Easter. It’s named after the first pope, St Peter, the apostle Jesus called the “Rock” (Mt 16:18)—the Rock on which he wanted to build his Church.