No, seriously. It does. So when the pope sayws "Mary was Immaculately Conceived," he's infallable. But if he says "This priest is really great with the kiddies," or "Gee, these private revelations are mighty cool!", he is not.
For more, see Patrick Madrid.
Personally, I think this hyper-clericism regarding the pope is dangerous. You should not lose your faith just because a pope sinned or made mistakes. Remember-- they're following in the footsteps of Peter. Read the Gospels-- he makes Joe Biden look suave and well-spoken!
In other news-- I'm not dead. Just had a busy Easter, and am having in-laws all week. And since Lent is over, I'll be able to comment on OTHER PEOPLE'S blogs again! :) Once I have a second to breathe, of course......