Margaret O'Brien Steinfels March 3, 2013 - 1:16pm
Revisionist historian, columnist, and know-it-all Ross Douthat is instructing the readers of the NYTimes again (so too, Maureen D; but that will just give you dyspepsia).Douthat tried to resuscitate the "Catholic Moment" a few weeks ago.Today: how Cardinal Ratzinger saved the Catholic Church, especially in the United States. A gold star to anyone who finds the most mistakes.UPDATE: Winner so far: Bill de Haas. Rita Ferrone coming in second!!UPDATE2: The NYT's isn't all bad. Also in Sunday's Sports Section, "A Final and a Beginning." "Fifty years ago, as the 25th N.C.A.A. mens final began at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky., basketball fans saw for the first time something they take for granted today. As the two top mens teams in the country, Loyola of Chicago and Cincinnati, prepared for the opening tip, most of the players on the floor, 7 of 10, were black...."In the final, Loyola staged one of the most surprising comebacks in tournament history. Trailing by 15 points with less than 12 minutes to go a deep hole in the days before the shot clock and the 3-point line the Ramblers clawed their way back and tied the game in the last seconds of regulation. They won, 60-58, with a buzzer-beater at the end of overtime."
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Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal, writes frequently in these pages and blogs at dotCommonweal.