Papal Bullseye

Pope Benedict’s Faithfulness to Mere Christianity

When on April 19th the cardinal deacon announced Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger’s election as the next pope, believing Catholics around the world cheered with the enthusiasm and abandon (and relief) of a Red Sox fan at the last out of the World Series last fall. As one of our Catholic editors said, God has given us much, much more than we deserve, as he always does.

And these Catholics found that their Protestant and Orthodox friends were cheering at the news with them—although Pope Benedict XVI believes what the Catholic Church teaches, which includes claims about herself that Protestants and Orthodox reject categorically. He has upset . . .

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