Tuesday, April 19, 2005

emperor

WE HAVE A POPE!

6 comments:

Dave Lartigue said...

"In the Vatican, he has been the driving force behind crackdowns on liberation theology, religious pluralism, challenges to traditional moral teachings on issues such as homosexuality, and dissent on such issues as women's ordination."

Sounds like they picked a guy who's ready to lead them from the 12th century to, uh, well, let's just stay here in the 12th century.

Superfrankenstein said...

Washington Post: 'Ratzinger was active in stamping out liberation theology, with its emphasis on grass-roots activism to fight poverty and its association with Marxist movements.

'He once called homosexuality a tendency toward "intrinsic moral evil" and dismissed the uproar over priestly pedophilia in the United States as a "planned campaign" against the church.'

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the Muslims will love him!

Goody said...

FYI, he chose the name 'Pope Benedict XVI.'

'Benedict' seems so...sinister.

Dan Nash said...

so does 'RatZinger'!

Des said...

First thing that popped into my head when he walked out onto that balcony was the Imperial March. That's scary.