Awhile back when I was blogging about how boring my life is I mentioned the Pope, and I began to wonder, in that random way my mind works, how often the Pope is mentioned on a blog. I did a search, and it turns out the answer is that he's mentioned a lot. Aside from one very funny site called Ask The Pope (which hasn't been updated in a while but is worth a peek), most of them seem to be maintained by devout folks who want to be up to date on what the Pope is doing. It sounds kind of boring if you ask me, since I imagine the Pope's day goes something like this:
4:30 a.m. Prayer
5:30 a.m. Bathe, put on robes, pointy hat, and red shoes. Make usual joke about having the feeling he's not in Kansas anymore.
6:00 a.m. Say Mass for Cardinals, all of whom are hoping he drops dead so they can become the next leader of the Catholic faith.
7:00 a.m. Eat breakfast (if it's not a fasting day); drink prune juice regardless.
7:30 a.m. Visit Little Pope's room.
8:00 a.m. Go out on balcony and wave.
You get the idea.
One blog points out that the Pope's birthday coincided with Easter this year, and then wasn't updated until late July. I guess there's not a lot of Pope News. Still, knowing the Pope is on the job, leading the faith, being the head of a teeny-tiny city-state and praying all the time is a comforting thought.