Daily links, Mon., Oct. 17: A tale of three bishops
For those of you who don't hear enough about (or from) bishops:
New Archbishop of Manila, Luis Antonio ("Chito") Tagle: Appointed, everyone talking about it, evidently worth listening to. Rocco Palmo at Whispers in the Loggia  fawns over the 54-year-old, noting that the episcopal youngers could "reign" for a quarter-century. (Reign? Really, Rocco? This isn't the Renaissance. How about "serve"? "Minister"?) A usually less-than-giddy Joseph Komonchak over at dotCommonweal sings the praises of his former student .
Bishop of Rome, Pope Benedict XVI: Declares Year of Faith , issues motu proprio  (long slog there), gets new platform to make the trip down St. Peter's easier on the knees . Declares freedom from hunger part of the right to life . Amen, Holy Father.
Off to watch Dancing with the Bishops.