Several months ago, I asked readers to help us build a special website, the blog, to cover this extraordinary year in papal events. We received an overwhelming response and were able to cover papal events very well, from Washington, D.C., to Sydney, Australia.

The last major papal event of the year may well be Pope Benedict XVI’s Sept. 12-15 trip to Paris and Lourdes, France. Look to for photos and videos of the beautiful events there. It is a kind of going-away present from, which will end with the year.

But be on the lookout for new changes to our site, where we will try to apply the lessons we learned for a new, news-oriented blog.

Watch Father Kearns on EWTN Sept. 17 at 8:00 p.m. EST.