Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI

A new Pope has been chosen -- much to the dismay of Big Media, I'm sure. They would have loved several more days of photo ops at the Vatican.

Anyway, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany is now Pope Benedict XVI. Jeffrey Tucker has some interesting comments on the LewRockwell.com blog this afternoon:
"Only recently I read his long essay on Christianity and politics, and found myself just thrilled by its level of understanding and grasp of history. Not that politics should be the first concern, but he knows and understands the state, sees Christianity as separate from the state, condemns the role the state has played in diminishing the impact of faith on the world, and believes in the right to resist. On Church and State relations, he is genuine liberal in the late 19th century sense."
No wonder the Catholic Left seems to hate him.


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