Remember when the Church was irrelevant?
In March, CNN ran a piece by a Boston University Professor entitled, "My Take: The pope is irrelevant."
The New York Book Review ran a piece around the same time by author Gary Wills, which led off by saying, "The next pope should be increasingly irrelevant, like the last two."
Salon.com ran a piece last year entitled, No One's Listening to the Pope.
It's a funny thought. But if everyone's talking at the same time about how irrelevant something is, isn't it relevant?
The funny thing though is that right after the media declared the papacy irrelevant they focused thousands of cameras on a tiny chimney for days to cover the irrelevance? And...READ MORE