Confirmation Day, by Brian Doyle, at First Things
In US church, the silent acceptance of unjust war is due to the bishops not addressing it, says Tony Magliano at the National Catholic Reporter, though I note bishops speaking out can't even get the National Catholic Reporter to take "Catholic" out of its name (via Milwaukee Catholic Herald).
A farewell to Pope Benedict XVI: A look back on the papacy of Benedict XVI, in the Notes & Comments column at The New Criterion
Reading Dawkins in a cabin: Atheists complain about free Bibles in the wilderness, The Economist
Vatican organizing worldwide, simultaneous eucharistic adoration June 2, by Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service, at National Catholic Reporter