Benedict XVI is half way through his 2008 U.S. visit, and he has managed to capture the hearts of minds of the American people in his own unique way, says the American Ambassador to the Vatican. One CNN reporter commented that everything gets pushed aside (referring to the news), and focuses on this one man in a white cassock wherever he visits. He found this mysterious, but thought it was the way things should be. Each one of us is looking for a better glimpse of who this man is, and what he represents. A sexual abuse victim said today: “We are at the beginning of a new start, and there is real hope this time.” Let us keep praying for this 81 year old man and Pope who is obviously trying his best to reach out and inspire our modern world with the message of Jesus.