RE: The Puzzling Pope: Six Surprising Things About Benedict XVI
I do not mean to sound uncharitable, but this was truly a worthless article if was meant, as writer Gibson said, to provide "keys" to understanding Benedict! Benedict doesn't know much about America or American Catholicism? Benedict has to be different "now that he is pope?" Benedict is a "conservative?" Not to put to fine a point on it, everything in this article was embarrassingly wrongheaded. You have to wonder if Gibson has ever read anything the Pope has written, or if he has, if he understood it. And anyone who has seen videos of him as Bishop in Germany knows that he long, long ago knew how to be a pastor, even how to work a crowd!