The Pope's New Publisher
This morning's Bollettino announces that, henceforth, Libreria Editrice Vaticana (the Holy See's publishing arm) owns and guards the rights over ALL the pre-election works of Joseph Ratzinger, including those already under contract elsewhere. From the Holy See's perspective, it's a smart move -- the books'll sell like gangbusters -- but it also provides for a certain standard for the pope's publishing.
Speaking of Ignatius, Joe Fessio took his final vows in Rome yesterday -- for some mysterious reason, his solemn profession was always held up. (Anybody who knows the reason behind it is welcome to chime in.) Now could B16 mend his fences by asking Fessio to take a LEV post? Or is that not enough for Fessio's supporters? Given their recent behavior, they have no right to protest if the progs decided to use that moment to go crazy.
It'll all come out in the wash, no?