Pastor Ingvist of Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church wanted to go a pastor’s conference in Florida. The parish council told him they would feel wrong about supporting such a trip as long as there is suffering anywhere in the world. I can’t help but be reminded of this in Rod’s complaint about the new mysteries of the Rosary. I, in turn, don’t buy the idea that the Pope’s task of teaching and sanctifying the Church must henceforth revolve entirely around the Scandal. It’s the month of the Rosary and it’s entirely appropriate that the Pope use that occasion, as he sees fit, to promulgate the Luminous Mysteries. I don’t think prayer is a waste of time or a distraction and if Holy Church says, “Try praying this way” I think it’s worth paying attention to that.