*I think that many people still expect the Pope to step out on to his balcony one day and tell the world that the Church's teaching on contraception was all a big mistake. Otherwise, why write a headline that sounds as if we are surprised that the Pope supports what the Church teaches?
"Pope Benedict Praises Vatican Teaching Against Birth Control".
*Archbiship Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, KS has told the governor not to receive communion and to apologize for her support of abortion. Strong words and he did it the right way. He didn't bring it to the public, until he tried the private pastoral approach first. But, since she refused his directive, he has no choice.
UPDATE - Here is the Archbishops column on the subject, which is masterful in my opinion. Also, read Ed Peters great commentary on the issue from a canon lawyer's perspective.