Good words, reported widely, from Pope Benedict:
I wish to reaffirm my deep gratitude for the example of fidelity and self-sacrifice given by many consecrated women in your country.
He could do worse than to sign on to Fr James Martin’s initiative.
Meanwhile, on the papal front, English-language outlets are all aflutter about the Vatican’s quick work condemning the leak of private papal documents and their pouring into what’s going to be a hugely popular book. The dotCommontariat wonders, but lacking an Italian translator with the actual pages, we’re left to wonder about the content. Banks. The LC. A cat licks the dinner dishes in the papal apartment.
I confess my curiosity about the source of the leaks. Somewhat less on the outrage about it. Boredom on the Legionaries–they’re toast by now, right? Most curious about the “excesses of bishops.” What does that mean?