Head for the Hills, Pope Advises

Speaking of the Legion of Christ... some time ago I added their news service,Zenit, to my RSS feed. I don't find myself clicking through to the stories very often (although their slogan is "The World Seen From Rome," I find the field of vision is rather narrow), but I do enjoy reading the headlines. Since most of what comes out of the Vatican isn't exactly "news," the result is straight-faced news flashes like "Pope to Pray for Mideast Christians" or "Church Is an Expert in Humanity, Says Pope." (Yes, well, he would say that.)But even when the headlines are dull, the context sometimes makes them pop. Read together, the stories at the top of yesterday's news feed made me laugh out loud. In chronological order:

Aide: Pope Points to Way Out of CrisisFather Lombardi Comments on "Caritas in Veritate"Pontiff Heads to Alps for VacationUrges All to Drive Safely

Good luck with your new global order, everybody! I'm out.

Mollie Wilson O’​Reilly is editor-at-large and columnist at Commonweal.

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