It was easy to predict that Benedict XVI would, during the Year of Faith, issue an encyclical on Faith. It was the next in line after Charity (Deus caritas est and Caritas in veritate) and Hope (Spe salvi).
I wonder if my other prediction will come to pass.
I also predicted that the Holy Father would make some larger gesture at the end of the Year.
When Paul VI held his Year of Faith in 1967-68, all hell broke loose, and he issued an encyclical (Humanae vitae) in a critical time. At the end of the year Paul issued the Credo of the People of God.
Back then they were celebrating the centennial of the martyrdom of Sts. Peter and Paul. This year we are observing the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the 1700th anniversary of the Battle of Milvian Bridge.
So, I am wondering what Benedict might do.
I have a few suggestions.
I can imagine that he could issue, perhaps, something like a new Litany. We need to revive popular devotions. The use of Litanies should be revived.
I would like to see the Holy Father celebrate the Usus Antiquior or have it celebrated in his presence.
I suspect that His Holiness might have something in mind.
I hope His Holiness has something in mind.