Some say you can judge a man by his enemies. Well anyone who has CNN and Newsweek’s “On Faith” blog angry with him is a great man in my book.
The two instances were caught by Newsbusters.
1) Jack Cafferty of CNN mocked Pope Benedict today saying:
“It’s time — it is past time for the Catholic Church to enter the 21st century, or at least try to drag itself out of the 13th century.”
Cafferty goes on to say that the Pope’s message is clearly not working because it has not led to any decrease in AIDS in Africa or Washington DC.
Is anyone sick enough to believe that the reason that HIV AIDS has skyrocketed in Washington DC is that there’s not enough condoms available?
More on this one by Matthew Balan at Newsbusters who points to the facts, especially concerning Uganda’s abstinence efforts.
2) And then Tim Graham of Newsbusters caught this gem from the priceless “On Faith” website.
Liberal professor Robert McElvaine in his article called, “Impeach the Pope” was so upset by Pope Benedict’s remarks on Islam, his resistance to female ordination, and his lifting Bishop Williamson’s excommunication, he exclaimed:
I am a Catholic and the idea that such a man is God’s spokesperson on earth is absurd to me.
There are, of course, no provisions in the hierarchical institution set up, not by Jesus but by men who hijacked his name and in many cases perverted his teachings, for impeaching a pope and removing him from office. But there ought to be.
Graham’s priceless response is: “There’s a word for people who do not recognize the Pope as an authority: they’re called Protestants.”
Read all about it at Newsbusters.