The liberal news blog Crooks and Liars gets its claws into Pope Benedict’s recent statement blaming the 70′s for pedophilia. Any conservative Catholics feel like going into the lion’s den on this one? I sure don’t.
I find the commentariat there hostile, yet illuminating. Is it a good reason why the “new evangelization” is focusing on inactive Catholics? Who knows? That’s not how I remember John Paul II’s call to “cast into the deep.” The deep includes people who are much more than faithful Catholic skeptics like me. These people are hostile to the Church, and hostile because of the perception of institutional immorality.
These folks are still covered under the mandate of the Great Commission. Anybody interested in going Matthew 28:16-20 on them?