I just realized that for the past three hours my apartment could have been mistaken for the residence of some chant-crazed Gregorian monks. This is a bit strange, as both Ann and I are devout atheists.

The culprit is CNN, which we generally have on in the background at all times so we can keep track of all the death and destruction on planet Earth. Their non-stop coverage of the inaugural mass of the new Pope means that someone in the Vatican CD store is getting very rich right now.

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