Poor Pope Benedict. I'll pray for him and his wrist, especially since we're going through something of the same thing --I think in some ways, though, a broken wrist would be worse than a broken ankle--especially if it's your dominant hand.

Cathleen Kaveny is the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor in the Theology Department and Law School at Boston College.

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