Friday, April 27, 2007

Pope coming to America

The Vatican confirmed today that Pope Benedict XVI will visit the United States on some unspecified date at the invitation of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

It'll be interesting to see if the pontiff makes nice with any prominent officials of the Democratic Party. I mention that matter in light of how Bishop Thomas Doran of the Catholic Diocese of Rockford feels about Democrats.

You might recall that Doran kicked up something of a fuss last August when he wrote a column in the diocesesan newspaper denouncing the Democrats as the party of "abortion, buggery, contraception, divorce, euthanasia, feminism of the radical type, and genetic experimentation and mutilation."

Democrats should be unelected, Doran wrote: "Their continuance in public office is a clear and present danger to our survival as a nation."

Perhaps Doran expects that the pope will avoid pleasantries with any Democrats before first asking them where they stand on the issue of buggery.


Will Pfeifer said...

It's funny Doran would say that. I'd argue that the continued presence of the Catholic Church is a danger to our future as a planet, but that's just me.

Mr. Baseball said...

Doran's comments are coming from an official of an institution that conducted a gross coverup of rampant sexual abuse of children and that continues to endanger the population of an entire continent, Africa, by insisting that the use of condoms is a sin.