This week, as millions of Catholics travel to Rome for the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, the New York Times' columnist, Maureen Dowd, attacked the decision to proclaim the Church's first Polish pope a saint.
John Paul was a charmer, and a great man in many ways. But given that he presided over the Catholic Church during nearly three decades of a gruesome pedophilia scandal and grotesque cover-up, he ain’t no saint.
It is not the first time Dowd has pounded away at the credibilty of the Catholic Church or of a pope, and it won't be the last. But it is worth pausing to register her remarks because her anger is shared by many Catholics who believe John...READ MORE