Wednesday, April 20, 2005

What Now, Fellow Catholics?

Approximately twenty-fours hours have elapsed since a column of white smoke appeared above the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, announcing the successful election of a new Pope.

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, often referred to as The Enforcer and God’s Rottweiler, for his role as the dogmatic head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (the papal department that was once known as the Holy Inquisition) will now be known the world over as Pope Benedict XVI. It was an open secret before the conclave that all but two of the bishops from his native Germany were opposed to his candidacy. What now lies in store for the Roman Catholic Church, and the state of ecumenicism? At this stage, your guess is as good as mine.

In a biographical profile published in today’s edition of The Guardian, the former Cardinal Ratzinger is quoted as saying that rock and roll music is intrinsically un-Christian and the festivals where rock music is performed take on a cult-like tone. I guess Andrew Lloyd Webber had better not make any plans to stage a revival of Jesus Christ Superstar in Rome anytime in the near future…

1 comment:

Aimee said...

Any Pope that is a former Nazi is just a frightening thought!!!