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one tablet twice a month, with water

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Apr 04, 2006

The Tablet is re-branding itself as the Protease Inhibitor of the English-speaking Church, viz., in its effort to keep the ailing Left alive. Check out this bit of papal biography offered in the current issue:

Once installed in the Vatican, Cardinal Ratzinger set about deploying the full force of his powers -- "cracking the whip immediately on taking office" as one of his critics put it -- and, reflecting the priorities of his master John Paul, he soon turned his attention to the Liberation Theologians of Latin America. I have spoken to many people in the Catholic Church -- from cardinals downwards -- who liked and admired the late Pope but disliked much of what was done in his name, and I have found that Cardinal Ratzinger -- before he became Benedict XVI, at least -- was often the lightning rod they used to focus their anger away from John Paul.

Force. Powers. Cracking the whip. His master. Lightning rod. Anger. The great thing about being a liberal is that you learn to use the language of love.

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