Thursday, May 23, 2002

More papal hand-wringing from squish-con extaordinaire Andrew Sullivan:

The Pope doesn't want to deal with the profound issues of priestly celibacy, ecclesiastical abuse of power and sexual morality that are wreaking havoc in the American church. He has far more important things to do - like complain about some celebrities wearing crucifixes and tend to his sparse flock in Azerbaijan. There are two priests in Azerbaijan. Two. This papacy is now descending into self-parody. While Rome burns ...

Sullivan appears to be suggesting that the Pope needs to address the issues of celibacy and sex abuse because the Church has no positions on them. He is, of course, dead wrong (just read the Catechism). As such, Sullivan may as well demand that the Pope reinvent the wheel given all the damage and deaths that Firestone has caused.

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