Friday, May 13, 2005


This morning at Mass, with occasion of the liturgical feast of Our Lady of Fatima, I recalled with the numerous faithful (ok, so there were eight old puerto rican ladies, but they're probably saving this miserable world...) the day 24 years ago when John Paul II was gunned down in St. Peter's Square.

Today he did a little better. The Vatican announced that his process for beatification was officially open. Benedict XVI waived the standard five year waiting period. Good call.

The Exorcist also congratulates Archbishop William J. Levada of San Francisco, named today Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith by Benedict XVI. It is a burdensome office and our support and prayers are with him.