Thursday, January 26, 2006

No Alarm, No Surprise

Taking a look at the front page of today's edition of L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, who gets to write the lead analysis of Deus caritas est but Andrea Riccardi, cardinale laico and head of the tres progressive Sant'Egidio movement.

The piece is called "The Waking Dawn of a Day of Love." Beautiful.

Given this prominent placement, we can take this as a sign (with flashing scarlet lights) that the American conservative fatwas against Riccardi and the movement he founded do not hold any water in the judgment of the Holy See.

Then again, tell me something I should be surprised about....