Overheard on the Web, and other Web links From The Herald's Research Editor
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Lots of discussion in the blogging world about the election of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI. Many are pointing to Andrew Sullivan, whose comments as a catholic are always relevant. Sullivan makes his feelings plain:
"This is the religious equivalent of having had four terms of George W. Bush only to find that his successor as president is Karl Rove. Get it now?"
Of course, Ratzinger's time in the Hitler Youth is disturbing to many. The background is explained on BeliefNet:
All German teens were obligated to participate in the Hitler Youth. Ratzinger joined when he was 14 and remained in the group about a year, leaving as soon as he was permitted. He was later drafted into an anti-aircraft unit of the German army, though he deserted two years later without having fired a shot.
Elisabeth (Liz) Donovan was a Herald librarian for 10 years, and Research Editor for 13 years. She came to The Herald in 1981, following several years at the
Washington Post. She started blogging in 2000, with a news research blog, followed by the blog at Herald.com in 2003. A frequent speaker and writer on news research, she was honored in 2004 by the
News Division of the Special Libraries Association for her contributions to