"Christ lives, he has overcome death, he has overcome all these powers. We live in this certainty, in this freedom, and in this joy." (Pope Benedict XVI, General Audience, 12 XI 2008)
"Do not accept anything as the truth if it lacks love. And do not accept anything as love which lacks the truth! One without the other becomes a destructive lie." (Blessed John Paul II, Canonisation of Edith Stein, 11 X 1998)

Monday, 20 September 2010

The Pope is a big winner in Britain

A very nice snapshot article about the winners and losers of the trip appeared in this morning's edition of The Times. Here are some highlights:
The winners:
The Pope - Ratzinger the rottweiler transformed into Benny the bunny. We all want to cuddle up to him and get him to bless our babies.
Sex abuse victims - What an apology! Onwards and upwards for justice and recompense.
Chris Patten - He took over the planning when disaster beckoned, and along with HM Ambassador to the Holy See, Francis Cambell, rescued the visit and turned it into a triumph beyond anyone's wildest imaginings.
The losers:
Richard Dawkins - You're too angry, Richard. Get with the programme.

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