Tuesday, April 19, 2005

More on Pope Inquisitor

Ruby is shocked.

Andrew Sullivan is unhappy.

He writes:

There is simply no other figure more extreme than the new Pope on the issues that divide the Church. No one. He raised the stakes even further by his extraordinarily bold homily at the beginning of the conclave, where he all but declared a war on modernity, liberalism (meaning modern liberal democracy of all stripes) and freedom of thought and conscience. And the speed of the decision must be interpreted as an enthusiastic endoprsement of his views. What this says to American Catholics is quite striking: it's not just a disagreement, it's a full-scale assault.

Read EJ Dionne in the WaPo today, too. Remember that Ratzinger/Pope Inquisitor wrote a memo that was seen as support for the withholding of communinion from American Catholic politicians like John Kerry who differ from the church on certain social issues.



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