One Year With Benedict

by Sal on April 19, 2006

in Religion


April 19, 2006, marks one year since Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger was chosen to become Pope Benedict XVI, following in the HUGE wake of Pope John Paul the Great. Expectations were high and both positive and negative comparisons were inevitable, considering Benedict turns 79 this year.

MSNBC’s token article on Benedict’s reception by the Catholic youth that John Paul connected with so well is biased and probably not written by a Catholic (at least one who abandoned the shopping cart). Despite MSNBC’s expectations, the Catholic youth around the world really likes this new pontiff! Unfortunately, the article isn’t great since it, among other things, presupposes that Benedict was a just crickity old man that was out of touch because of his conservative stand on Catholic doctrine. I believe that the College of Cardinals knew what it was doing when they selected Benedict as a solid, if transitionary, pope. His logic is easy to follow and remains steadfast with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

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Mike April 19, 2006 at 4:27 pm

The College of Cardinals electing a Catholic to the Papacy. The nerve of some people!

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Sal April 19, 2006 at 4:37 pm

I’ve been very happy with this Pope so far. Not that the Holy Spirit needs my input on who should be Pope….

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Mike April 19, 2006 at 4:46 pm

lol. At the time, I was pulling for Tettamanzi but was jubilant when Ratzinger was announced. I guess most of the divine inspiration was directed at the Sistine Chapel that day.

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