When this Ratzinger character first became the pope in 2005, it finally seemed like there really was a God … and He obviously loved all the funny pictures and animated GIFs and Star Wars references and constant talk about Hitler on the Internet. Joseph Ratzinger was many things, none of them good, yet paradoxically he was also so very, very good for the Internet. In a way, he was the Internet in human form, much as Jesus Christ or Shiva or Thor were all supposedly God in human form.
Anyway, such great material! We're all going to miss him very much. Sadly, the next pope ("The Last Pope," according [...]
A thirty-year campaign by hundreds of deaf Catholic school students to get a chronic child-abusing priest removed and then prosecuted was largely ignored until, in the 90s, an attempt to resolve the outrage in the community resulted in an appeal to the Vatican-to the desk of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who is now the Pope. While Pope Ratzi was no doubt confused by the issue of timeliness, he first refused to respond to the inquiry and then his office declined to put the molester on trial. So the very head of the Catholic Church is directly implicated in multiple coverups of and inaction regarding child abuse. Whatever do we [...]