Many people are eagerly awaiting the holy father's apostolic exhortation, Sacramentum Caritatis, due to be released publicly, from Rome, tomorrow. Sometime around 7 am, EDT.
I have found it very puzzling that nothing much has come out about this document in the past few days. Assuming the holy father wants it embargoed (why? leaking out exerpts and details is one way to heighten interest and generate lots of media attention), I find it hard to believe he could entirely succeed in that desire -- when the document has to be translated into several languages, including English, and printed up in large quantities, not to mention distributed worldwide -- it seems to me far too many people have to have access to it for the contents to be kept secret.
The U.S. bishops' site is already taking orders for it: the document will be 100+ pages long, it says, and sell for $6.95, if memory serves.
There are lots of rumors about what it will say, but none of them come from close to the source.
Some bloggers at another site said, oh the secular media isn't interested. Could be; but the secular media likes controversy, especially in the Catholic Church. What's more, there are Catholic media that would be interested. Nobody is reporting anything. Hmm.