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Monday, May 08, 2006
Donec volant porci

In a page-one story in THE WANDERER for May 4, that "universal indult" document is described as "allegedly in the works."

Three weeks ago, you'll recall, all over St. Blog's' this document was "imminent." Holy Thursday, definitely. Or if not, then Easter. Or, anniversary of the pontificate (April 19) at the latest. Only Fr. Zuhlsdorf counseled moderation and an analytic approach.

Now it's "allegedly in the works." Three weeks from now it will be a "long-term possibility." I'll go out on a limb here: it won't happen in my lifetime. (I'm 48.)