Mike Aquilina

Magisterial Analysis

Tuesday March 11th 2008, 12:59 pm

When I was at last Wednesday’s papal audience, I was surprised by the way Pope Benedict spoke extemporaneously in the midst of his prepared talk on St. Leo the Great. According to Sandro Magister, this is a common occurrence. Magister analyzed the recent addresses (most of them on Augustine) and Benedict’s additions: “The words that the pope added spontaneously, beyond the written text, are underlined. They’re on the themes closest to his heart.” Read the whole thing. (Thanks to Scott for the lead.)