Tuesday, April 5, 2005

Vox Papa

An Associated Press poll says "most Americans—Catholics and non-Catholics alike—want the next pope to allow priests to marry and women to join the priesthood."

As if they really have a say. This is just one example of how the media doesn't get Catholicism.

Now, I don't know what kind of politics go into selecting a pope. But I do know enough about the Catholic faith to know that those cardinals in Rome aren't sitting in a room with freakin' Gallup polls spread out, going, "Well, 71 percent of non-Latino white North American non-Catholics want priests to marry, while 83 percent of northern African non-traditionalist Catholics are solidly against it, but male breadwinners of French interfaith families who attend Mass once every two months are a toss-up..."