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Sure he's the Son of God, but what about his unfulfilled potential?

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. (articles ) | Oct 17, 2003

If you think the mass media's coverage of the Pope's anniversary has been a little, shall we say, less than focused on his accomplishments and more focused on liberal complaints, then Mark Shea offers up what he thinks the media template would be for Jesus' 33rd birthday.

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - Oct. 18, 2003 9:42 AM ET USA

    the more I think about it...Maguire complains as though "a man deceived." His complaints are obnoxious to me, certainly...but why (does he complain) as though having a "right" to call the Pope to account?It is because the Pope has done many "things" which would ordinarily mark a man out as being a liberal, eg alignment with the UN, opposition to practically ANY military action, ecumenicalism even in the face of contradictory teachings.Foolish, the Pope was always a conservative.Truth always wins

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Oct. 18, 2003 8:53 AM ET USA

    Entertaining Dom, but unfortunately not an exact analogy. In fact I would even say that the so-called theologian Maguire has a certain point even though I am seriously in disagreement with the direction he takes it in. The Holy Father HAS had a lot of "extra" interests. However to assign these unusual directions an analogous meaning with the unusual things done by Jesus Christ is somewhat of a stretch. The greatest thing that John Paul II has done is to maintain orthodoxy. As to the rest, ???

  • Posted by: - Oct. 17, 2003 5:04 PM ET USA

    This is absolutely hilarious - vintage Mark Shea!

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