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Newsweek: Obama 'More Catholic' Than Pope

From Newsbusters

Newsweek took their criticism of Pope Benedict XVI to the next level on Thursday- not only did guest columnist Kathleen Kennedy-Townsend affirm that the pontiff could learn from President Obama (something Newsweek and their partners at the Washington Post agreed upon back in April), but also blasted the Bishop of Rome and the Catholic hierarchy for their supposed “disdain” towards women and homosexuals.

The former lieutenant governor of Maryland began her column, titled "Without a Doubt: Why Barack Obama represents American Catholics better than the pope does," with the context of the pope’s upcoming meeting with the American president, and how it was “much anticipated and in some circles frowned upon by American Catholics in the wake of Obama’s controversial Notre Dame commencement speech in May.” She then laid out her central thesis about these two leaders: “In truth, though, Obama’s pragmatic approach to divisive policy...and his social-justice agenda reflect the views of American Catholic laity much more closely than those vocal bishops and pro-life activists...[T]hey’ll politely disagree about reproductive freedoms and homosexuality, but Catholics back home won’t care, because they know Obama’s on their side. In fact, Obama’s agenda is closer to their views than even the pope’s.”

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William said...

Wow! I've got to pick a Newsweek to read about that wacky opinion! What a relevant, sensical way to put it!

...Seriously. In another year are two, is Newsweek just going to start titling their Headlines, "We have your Children in an unmarked location," or "The only way to not get decapitated is to read this article," or maybe just cut to the chase and write, "Either get into Heaven instantly or prove it doesn't exist, just by reading this article!"

SherryTex said...

Because you know...the only way to be really Catholic is to be a member of the DNC and of course Pope Benedict has no clue whatsoever what the dissident catholics of America think. Right.

Maybe Kennedy Townsend is gunning for an ambassador appointment.

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