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Whose church did he destroy?

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Apr 05, 2005

It wasn't easy to match the bad-taste standard set by the New York Times in reporting the Pope's death. But the Times editors have managed to outdo themselves, finding Thomas Cahill to trash the late Pope's memory, proclaiming that John Paul II has destroyed the Catholic Church.

Here's just one sample, lightly annotated:

In order to have been named a bishop, a priest must have been seen to be absolutely opposed to masturbation, premarital sex, birth control (including condoms used to prevent the spread of AIDS), abortion, divorce, homosexual relations, married priests, female priests and any hint of Marxism.
In short, to be named a bishop you had to be a Catholic.
It is nearly impossible to find men who subscribe wholeheartedly to this entire catalogue of certitudes...
Or at least they can't be found on the cocktail-party circuits frequented by Thomas Cahill.
...as a result the ranks of the episcopate are filled with mindless sycophants and intellectual incompetents.
Otherwise known as people who disagree with that mental giant, Thomas Cahill.

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