Papa Don’t Preach


Taking a break from his continued attempts to cover up and make excuses for sexual abuse within certain sections of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI has taken time off to address a conference given by Italian bishops that focuses on how Christians engage with new media and online communities. As you can imagine, the Pope’s a little worried about the power of the Internet. His address to the conference included this mouthful:

The dangers of homologation and control, of intellectual and moral relativism are also increasing, as already recognizable in the decline of critical spirit, in truth reduced to a game of opinions, in the many forms of degradation and humiliation of the intimacy of the person

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