Many people are posting about the need to pray for Pope Benedict XVI. I agree the furor of the last week has been very scary, and he needs our prayers. But I beg you (very seriously) to pray as fervently for those who threaten him and others. We are called to love those who persecute us. In this case, we even worship the same God, and share a common father in Abraham.
This moment strikes me as a time for living our faith through the power of prayer, and embodying peace through loving all as created by God. In this, God would be most pleased.