Sadly, I am elsewhere occupied until the evening.
In the meantime, however, here’s the topics I would blog about at length simply linked:
CNS: Pope OKs stricter norms for mandatory feast days in church calendar
Against the Grain has excerpts from John Allen’s Brazil coverage
Dom has a thorough analysis of Pope Benedict’s address to Brazilian bishops
Most the texts from the Pope&... More
A varied assortment of interesting links:
AP: Iran’s Khatami: Pope Comments Still Hurt
Reuters: Rising Protestant tide sweeps Catholic Brazil
CNS: Unlike pesky paparazzi, pope’s photographers snap coolly, with class
C-L-S: The Chesterton Talk
Bettnet: Texas bishop on futile care
LifeSiteNews: President Bush Tells Pelosi: “I will veto any” pro-abortion legislation
The Hilla... More
… skillfully shredded by Gabe @ Social Foundations. Seriously, it is profoundly embarrassing (and indeed, offensive) that VT invited this lady to mourn over the dead with this awful, narcissistic, woefully-inadequate text.