The WSJ thinks there’s something to the Brits’ royal wedding upstaging the JP2 beatification. I’m not so sure. The events are two days apart, aren’t they? True believers of the Catholic strain would flock to Rome in any event, wouldn’t they? Plans for the JP2 crowd have been downgraded from a million to less than 800K. Are one in five or even four potential pilgrims really lured by Kate riding in a horse drawn carriage wearing a dress with a train as long as a magna cappa?
My suspicion: once they found out all those bloggers were going to descend on Rome, sensible Catholics made other plans.
Seriously: it’s the economy.