Yesterday the editors of The Lariat, the student newspaper of Baylor University, posted an editorial about Pope Benedict and indulgences that was offensive and amazingly multi-layered: ill-informed, insulting, condescending, and juvenile; it was also accompanied by an equally pathetic cartoon of the Holy Father. I had planned to post something about it, but, thankfully, Dr. Francis Beckwith beat me to it. Read the editorial and then read Dr. Beckwith's response, a wonderful example of clarity, charity, and Catholic witness.
By the way, speaking of indulgences, be certain to check out a recently published book, A Modern Guide to Indulgences: Rediscovering This Often Misinterpreted Teaching (Hillenbrand Books, 2008), written by Dr. Edward Peters, canon lawyer, author, professor, and operator of the "In the Light of the Law" blog (the introduction was written by Archbishop Timothy Dolan; perhaps you've heard of him). I've been reading it and plan to interview Dr. Peters about it soon. Highly recommended!