Saturday, February 05, 2011

Pope Benedict Roundup!


Figurines of late pope John Paul II (C) and Benedict XVI are on display at a Vatican shop on January 14, 2011. John Paul II is to be beatified on May 1, 2011, the Vatican announced, after Pope Benedict XVI signed an official decree. Source: Getty | Hat tip: Carlos Echevarria


  • A Book in the Backpack. With the Pope's Autograph 02/05/11 - It is the catechism for the very young. It will be launched at the worldwide gathering in Madrid. Benedict XVI is betting on it heavily, and recommending it. "Because it speaks to us of our own destiny," more compelling than a crime novel. Sandro Magister reports on a third edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, "aimed at young people between the ages of 14 and 20, in a language expected to be more suited to them."