Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Some media reaction to Pope Benedict

This is from Maureen Dowd at the NY Times:

"The white smoke yesterday signaled that the Vatican thinks what it needs to bring it into modernity is the oldest pope since the 18th century: Joseph Ratzinger, a 78-year-old hidebound archconservative who ran the office that used to be called the Inquisition and who once belonged to Hitler Youth. For American Catholics - especially women and Democratic pro-choice Catholic pols - the cafeteria is officially closed."

Yes, Maureen the cafeteria is closed. But we have something better awaiting us: the banquet of the Lamb.

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