A couple of items of interest courtesy of La Croix.
Les jeunes de Taizé en pèlerinage à Rome, la Ville éternelle. I was particularly struck by the number of young people from countries of Eastern Europe who are expected to take part in this annual "pilgrimage of trust for peace in the world" which takes place in a different European city each New Year. Pope Benedict is due to participate in the celbration of Vespers in St Peter's Basilica on 28th December, to welcome the young people to Rome at the start of the pilgrimage.
Quand les évêques descendent dans la rue. This blog post contains an interesting discussion of the part to be played by Bishops as far as political engagement is concerned. The particular context of the promotion of same-sex marriage makes it very topical in the light of recent interventions from Catholic bishops in our own country.