Pope Pulls No Punches
By Alexander Samuels
According to an article from the Associated Press, portions of a new book by Pope Benedict XVI (The Europe of Benedict: In the Crisis of Cultures, written while he was still Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) were made available to reporters yesterday. In the book, Pope Benedict shows no reluctance in expressing his opinion of . . . modern Europe, writing "Europe has developed a culture which, in a way never before known to humanity, excludes God from public conscience, either by being denied or by judging his existence to be uncertain and thus belonging to subjective choices, something irrelevant for public life."
This sounds like he could be talking about the good ole U. S. of A.
Regarding abortion, Pope Benedict denies the existence of a "little homicide" and reminds us that when we lose respect for life we also lose our own identity. He writes, "Accepting that the rights of the weakest can be violated, means that you accept also that the right of force prevails over the force of rights."
I'm not a Catholic, but I must tip my hat to the pope on this one.