VATICAN CITY – No ghostwriter needed here. By most accounts, Pope Benedict XVI has been busy writing his own speeches as he grows into his new role as pastor of the world’s Roman Catholics.
That hands-on approach by the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who was a theology lecturer at German universities before becoming a
Vatican insider, sharply contrasts with his predecessor, John Paul II, who gave so many speeches he needed an assembly line of wordsmiths to produce them. [Source] [Via "Open wide the doors to Christ!"]
Well that is interesting. I would have thought based on yesterday’s beautiful reflection that "Mary’s visitation to her cousin Elizabeth was in a certain sense the first Eucharistic procession in history" that his speeches were ghostwritten. Holy Ghostwritten that is.
Speaking of the Holy Spirit, The Anchoress again has a great post. This one called The Holy Spirit stirs, then ravishes.