This is from Maureen Dowd at the NY Times:
"The white smoke yesterday signaled that the Vatican thinks what it needs to bring it into modernity is the oldest pope since the 18th century: Joseph Ratzinger, a 78-year-old hidebound archconservative who ran the office that used to be called the Inquisition and who once belonged to Hitler Youth. For American Catholics - especially women and Democratic pro-choice Catholic pols - the cafeteria is officially closed."
Yes, Maureen the cafeteria is closed. But we have something better awaiting us: the banquet of the Lamb.