I am back in the USA for Christmas and at my home parish of St. Agnes in St. Paul (MN). There is a marvelous tradition here on Saturday mornings: after the Latin Mass sung in Gregorian Chant by schola (proper) and congregation (ordinary), some folks pile into the rectory for am invigorating sessiunculum. During our chat this morning (which is still going on as I write) we spoke about the recent moves of Benedict XVI to revive some old papal items now well known in the blogosphere.
Msgr. Richard Schuler made an interesting observation: Benedict knows that he has to make himself distinct from the other bishops of the world.