An award winning writer celebrates the oldest institution in the western world and the faith he shares with 60 million other Americans plus an estimated 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in the world. Mitch Finley opens the treasure chest of Catholic experience, picks out its jewels, and shines them to a new glow. "Consider the possibility of joy," he writes. "What if your life is not pedestrian prose but a wonderful poem? What if your life is not a question but a revelation? Would this not be cause for joy? What if your life is not a sentence with a period at the end but a song that goes on and on? Would this not be cause for deep and abiding joy?"