Dear Pencil Preaching readers

I posted a short reflection for Sunday, March 12, and at the end of that indicated that I would be traveling from March 13-23, and so would bot be able to post during that time.  The little graphic with this message will tell you where I will be. I have been doing a cartoon strip on Pope Francis for the past three and half years, published in the National Catholic Reporter and featured on their Website: under the "Francis Chronicles" header.  Watch online this week for a special podcast by NCR on the cartoon as part of a larger perspective on the pope as he completes four years.      

I hope to be back in Kansas City on March 23 and will resume Pencil Preaching for Sunday, March 26.  I expect to have some fresh perspectives after my first trip to the Eternal City.    Ciao.     Pat Marrin