The sound of silence you heard over the weekend was the temporary exodus of most of America's religion writers, who were gathered for their annual conference in Miami.
The major Catholic-centric panel was, of course, a discussion of the new Pope. Moderated by the intrepid Kevin Eckstrom of Religion News Service (my print editor -- well, one of them), the all-star lineup comprised Sr. Jeannine Gramick, John Allen and Joe Fessio. The question included a Q&A period. (All links are to mp3 audio.)
No, the participants did not don body armor. Listen and enjoy.
And, oh yeah, Rick Warren gave the keynote.