There is David Goldman’s blog on Benedict XVI’s “Williamson incident,” and there is the web article for today by Fr. Oakes, who refers to it as well. All of which prompted me—as it should prompt you—to look up the text Pope Benedict wrote on the whole thing March 10.

I had been thinking, though, a twenty-second google search beforehand might have prevented some of the troubles re: Williamson. So too had Benedict, in hindsight:

I have been told that consulting the information available on the internet would have made it possible to perceive the [Williamson] problem early on. I have learned the lesson that in the future in the Holy See we will have to pay greater attention to that source of news.

Reminds me, I should not make fun of the elderly woman who asked me, “How do you rewind a CD?”