I was at work today, and got the news that a new pope had been selected. As it was lunchtime, I turned on the TV, and watched with several of the teachers. One other teacher was Catholic, two others were not.

According to Fox News,
Ratzinger, who turned 78 on Saturday, served John Paul II since 1981 as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (search).

In that position, the man described as a conservative guardian of church doctrine disciplined church dissidents and upheld church policy against attempts by liberals for reforms.

I knew it wouldn't take long for the media to start carping about him. They didn't dare criticize JP II too heavily, as the average Catholic liked him, they really liked him.

But, the media seem determined to do their best to see that Pope Benedict XVI does not attain that treasured status among the faithful. All I have to say about that is, give him a chance to do the job.


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