"Prince Ghazi, a Western-educated scholar who has helped foster a Vatican-Muslim dialogue called the Common Word initiative, praised Benedict for “a reign marked by the moral courage to do and speak your conscience, no matter what the vogue of the day.”
He also singled out the pope’s efforts to “refacilitate” the use of the traditional Tridentine Mass, sometimes called the Latin Mass, which has been optional since the reforms of the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s."
Er... it's no longer optional?
Was Rachel Donadio even trying in this article in the Times?
Though the larger point, that Papa had deplored “the ideological manipulation of religion, sometimes for political ends,” which can be a “catalyst for tension and division, and at times even violence in society,” certainly resonates loudly-- because right now, at this moment, in this country, yes, people more interested in their party affiliation than in their Faith are using the justifiable denunciation of a Catholic school's honoring of the most prominent proponent of easy access to the private murder of the unwanted unborn to press for a political advantage.
On both sides.