... I'm going to Rome!
I woke up this morning and my email, facebook and twitter account was on fire. What's this... I was chosen as one of the 150 bloggers to attend the Vatican Blognic! Never in a million years did I actually dare to presume I would be chosen. I can only guess it is due the readers who contacted them and suggested I attend. For those emails I am humbly grateful.
Now begins the work. The event is May 1st, in two weeks. That's a lot of planning in a very short amount of time. The biggest obstacle is the financing. Believe me, I dislike doing it, but I am going to resurrect the paypal donation button. If you can make a small donation, even a buck or two, I would be supremely grateful.
Also, help me spread the word. Link to this post on your blogs and tell your friends, "I know a cute little Catholic who needs our help". We are strong and supportive community of Catholic bloggers and Rome has taken notice. This is wonderful opportunity for us all.
Lastly, I am hoping my parish can also help me and I am going to be reaching out to some various contacts I have in local and Catholic media.
Please, above all, I ask for your prayers. I want to make this trip but I want to make it with the right spirit and heart. Pray for me to maintain humility regardless of the outcome. I understand it is likely I may not raise enough funds to get there. And if I do, I certainly don't want to loose my wits about me and become arrogant about the whole ordeal.
I am honored to be chosen.
Be on guard, boys.