They are selling everything from Pope Benedict t-shirts to "I Love the Pope" bumper stickers. Folks here are in hog-heaven over everything Catholic! The gift shop at Catholic University has been packed with the faithful. And they've been scooping up lots of merchandise. They've even got Pope Benedict coffee mugs.

And then --- there is the life-size, cardboard cut-out of the pope. Now, I wouldn't think of having my photograph made with such a thing --- but a priest insisted on taking a picture. And besides, everyone else was doing it. As they say -- when in Rome....