Monday, April 18, 2005

Popapalooza II : Ratzinger Update!

What You Didn't Know About The Popes Of Rome

Vatican history reveals bloody, corrupt battles for church power

RATZINGER (OR, BENEDICT XVI) UPDATE:
Powerful Cardinal in Vatican Accused of Sexual Abuse Cover-Up
"He was appointed by the pope to investigate the entire sex abuse scandal in the church in recent days. But when approached by ABCNEWS in Rome last week with questions of allegations against Maciel, Ratzinger became visibly upset and actually slapped this reporter's hand."
That's the definition of conservatism, alright: resistance to change. Hang on to those medeival values.

5 comments:

windspike said...

Looks like the Church is going to bath us in conflicted rhetoric for another twenty five years at least...humm, don't permit Abortion, but certainly wouldn't want to do something preventative about it and suggest one use a condom now would we?

Mike of the North said...

NPR was a joke today. They were fawning over the pomp and circumstance like wet little groupies!

Hmm, that last part brings rather pleasant images to mind :)

SheaNC said...

I heard somewhere that NPR is slowly selling out to the right, slowly becoming a right-wing propaganda outlet. I hope it's not true, but the right has all the money, so, Oh well.

I also hear the new pope is a retro-hardliner. Hmm.

romablog said...

conservative? i think that's an understatement.

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,15037090%5E661,00.html

looks like Catholics are fucked for another decade!

SheaNC said...

Yikes.