The National Catholic Register has a very good piece by Fr. John Bartunekthat looks at the amazing appeal Pope Benedict has for Catholics. He is a quiet man. He doesn't have the dramatic flair of Pope John Paul II. Yet he is irresistible. Why? Consider this:
If every Catholic hoped as deeply as he does in the power of God’s grace, and if every Catholic strove as valiantly for that same unbreakable integrity between belief, word, and action, then the Church itself would begin to exercise a power of attraction strong enough to draw forth from this turbulent, secular age, a renewed, vigorous, and truly Christian, culture.