Benedict the troll
Oh wonderful. Pope Benedict is romping around attacking Canadian social policy on gay marriage and abortion.
A choice quote from Benedict: "In the name of tolerance, your country has had to endure the folly of the redefinition of spouse," and according to the CBC report, he was quoted as "lament[ing] that Catholic politicians had yielded to 'ephemeral social trends and the spurious demands of opinion polls.'"
I certainly hope that tolerance and understanding aren't ephemeral! Maybe we should follow the path of vindictiveness and hate instead, and Benedict could return to happily rotting away in the Vatican.
Incidentally, one of the best pieces of papal kitsch that I found in Rome is a beer bottle opener with the pope's effigy on it. There's something delightfully subversive about using Benedict to open my beers. Recommend this Post