Monday, February 02, 2009

In other news, water is discovered to be wet!


In breaking news (emphasis leg-humpingly added):

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict's rehabilitation of a Holocaust-denying bishop shows flaws in his governing style and the bishop's apology is not enough to heal the wound, progressive Catholics and Jewish leaders say...

"This and other controversies point to a fatal systemic flaw in the Benedict papacy that is destroying his effectiveness as pope: He does not consult experts who might challenge his views and inclinations," said Father Tom Reese, senior fellow at the Woodstock Theological Centre at Georgetown University.

No way! An arrogant, hard-right conservative who refuses to consult the reality outside of his hermetically-sealed bubble? Who would have guessed?

4 comments:

JABbering Stooge said...

An arrogant, hard-right conservative who refuses to consult the reality outside of his hermetically-sealed bubble?

He learned well from the war criminal who used to be head of my country.

Somerville said...

Add to the role of problems for Pope Ratzinger the promtion of Gerhard Maria Wagner to bishop.

Bishop Wagner, in 2005 wrote in his parish newsletter Katina was "divine retribution" for sexual promiscuity and acceptance of homosexuals.

h/t AmericaBlog

Stimpson said...

I would never expect a dogmatic adherent to superstition to have anything more than a tenuous grasp on reality.

JABbering Stooge said...

I would never expect a dogmatic adherent to superstition to have anything more than a tenuous grasp on reality.

And naturally, Suzie-All-Caps will defend him as infallible. She IS Catholic, after all.