Pope Benedict’s last audience
| 28 February 2013
The world is watching. Hopefully, they’re watching, reading and listening to reputable sources on what the pope said at his last public address.
One good thing about the Oscars
A young and new star stays true to herself and her values, and by that beautiful simplicty teaches the high and mighty a lesson. How sweet it is.
Of Pope Benedict XVI and Gov. Andrew Cuomo
So there, side by side in two top-of-the-fold articles in the Sunday New York Times the other day, were two stories that are seemingly unrelated, but are totally of a piece. A few days later now, they demand attention.
While Benedict XVI is still Pope
The media and Vatican watchers are busy speculating about the recent past (what ‘really’ prompted this resignation) and the future (who is ‘most likely’ to replace him), I think it’s important to take the opportunity while he’s still in the Chair of Peter to recognize what is the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI.
Dear media covering Pope Benedict
Do your homework.
Pope Benedict’s retirement fatigue
The man himself is clearly a tired and overly wrought servant who recognizes and admits his failing health and strength. The global coverage of his historic announcement to step down has unleashed an exhausting barrage of analysis, mostly from those who know not of what they speak.
HHS ‘compromise’: “80 pages of nothing new”
The basic mandate that employers with religious objections to the HHS contraceptive coverage still have to comply or pay punitive fines still stands. The latest fig leaf changes little, but it took a few days to wade through the dense and convoluted legalese the government issued to essentially say ‘we’re not willing to budge, more than an inch.’
Benghazi Inquiry: Defiance as a tactic
Congressional investigators finally got Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before their panel to ask for answers they long wanted to hear. What did you know? When did you know it? Who did what and when? She turned the tables on them.
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