Gerard Baker thinks critics of the new Pope are missing the point. As does George Weigel. Andrew Sullivan could hardly agree less. The American Scene links to a contrarian column on priests and marriage.

Richard John Neuhaus, writing before the papal announcement was made, enjoys seeing the media put in their place:

There is something deliciously satisfying in watching the more than six thousand reporters accredited to these events, along with their hundreds of satellite trucks and anchorpersons at the ready, being forced to watch a stove pipe for a puff of smoke.

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