Rorate Caeli

No news



Best report of the Pope's vacation in the Cadore region.

In an evening stroll last Friday, the Pope met a few villagers (Apcom):

"Good evening!", he said. "What an honor, Holiness...", some answered. A lady reminded him of her having sent a bouquet of stelle alpine [edelweiss]. "Yes, that is true, thank you!", the Pope answered. "I sent you mushrooms," another one said. "Ah, yes, the mushrooms, I have eaten them," said Ratzinger. Then, approaching the journalists who expected him with open notepads, he shook their hands and asked them: "Why do you write? There is no news...".
Quite true.

12 comments:

New Catholic said...

The original dispatch is not available at the Apcom website anymore, but its transcript may be found elsewhere (including at Papa Ratzinger Blog - see our sidebar).

Andrew said...

"Why do you write, there is no news."

On this beautiful (here (Ontario) anyway) peaceful Sunday evening, having worshipped God, commemorated the Magdalene and St Apollinaris, and now sitting in the evening sun with friends and family and a glass of red, there is something profoundly comforting about this phrase.

Athanasius said...

Don't forget a nice comforting pipe :D

David L Alexander said...

They say no news is good news. We broke in my new outdoor grill with a couple of thick steaks, and shared a bottle of wine. The weather in northern Virginia could not have been better.

Life is good. That's the other good news.

Anonymous said...

It seems the graces are showering down.

Anonymous said...

There's always news. What's he talking about?

Jeff said...

I love these pictures of His Holiness.

I have loved Joseph Ratzinger for many years and the sad part of his election was that I felt sure he really, really didn't want to become Pope.

One of the beautiful things about his Pontificate is that people have found that they LOVE him and he seems even more popular than the lovely and beloved John Paul.

And in so many of the pictures, it seems to me that one can see that he senses the love and that it heals many of the wounds he suffered over the years in his previous position.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Jeff's been smoking the funny stuff and putting flowers in gun barrels.

Jeff said...

I said "love", not "luv".

And I didn't notice that the denizens of Haight Ashbury cultivated a devotion to the Popes. But I might have missed something there.

Panda Rosa said...

For Papa Benedict, who is usually so occupied, No News is probably the best part of his day.

Lynn said...

As they saying goes, "No news is good news."

Lynn said...

Whoops.."as the saying goes..."