knives unsheathed

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Mar 22, 2004

Feel the need for penance? Got a strong stomach? Check out the way some editorial cartoonists have portrayed the Catholic Church post-Crisis. My hunch is the one, two, three, four sites linked here account for roughly a third of the U.S. volume, since many of the most prominent and most anti-Catholic contributors aren't included. Be forewarned that, if you make it through all 231 cartoons, you're in for a battering.

Note carefully what aspects of Church teaching are held up for ridicule, and what subset of generous, gifted, compassionate clergy gets a total pass. Ask yourself who, in terms of what they want the Church to become, are better off today than they were four years ago.

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