This, ladies and gentlemen, could be the Official Papal Skateboard.
I wish I could just leave it at that, but you probably want to know exactly how the papacy will, after 2,000 years, finally get its own board. Some time last week, I saw that the Archdiocese of New York was having a contest for youth to design the Papal Skateboard, which would be presented to Benedict at the youth rally at St. Joseph’s Seminary during his April visit to the US. The National Catholic Register shows this submission from a 14-year-old New Yorker, with its impressive rendering of the keys and tiara. Stay tuned for further updates on the winner of the competition, and the liturgical incorporation of the skateboard at the rally.