For many, cultural celebrations of a new year involve the familiar ritual of reviewing the past in order to prepare and plan for a better future. We identify concrete goals and resolutions that, hopefully, will become real in the coming year. Encouraged by friends, family and colleagues, we move forward with enthusiastic resolve and purpose.
SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia -- Ernesto Rossell was born Catholic, went to Catholic schools and was married in the Catholic Church, though he fell away from his faith. But he said seeing the election of Pope Francis, witnessing the pope in person and working on the organization of the papal trip has helped bring him back to his Catholic roots.