Heard at the Banquet
As one would expect, Archbishop Levada got up to speak. "Lots of teasing between LA and San Fran," one source reports.
I'm told that the Grand Inquisitor, probably deadpan, reported that "Contrary to popular belief, I didn't have anything to do with this appointment."
Without missing a beat, one bishop in the crowd was heard to exclaim, "Like hell you didn't!"
If I were there, I would've said the exact same thing....
And for those who would scream about it, if Joseph Ratzinger were the great orthodox genius for 24 years of his stewardship of the CDF, how could the electoral grace of the Holy Spirit change that?
The world wants to know.