In case you forgot, there’s still time for you to wish our Blessed Mother a happy birthday.

Sports as religion: Watching Chris Carpenter play catch with Yadier Molina Sunday while the Brewers fanned the Miller Park crowd with their bats, it dawned on me that Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan might have to make the most difficult decision of his New York episcopacy come October: Cheer for his real home team or cheer for his default home team in the World Series.