Have not yet written about the new Pope. As a Catholic, I was excited to watch all the spectacle and spirituality surrounding the death of John Paul II and the selection of Pope Benedict XI. As a woman and a liberal, I am upset that once again, we have a conservative Pope who opposes women's ordination, birth control and is opposed to accepting gays into the Church. Oh and that he was in the Hitler Youth as a young man. Even though he says he was forced to join. Hmmm.
Well, he is 78. And at least he is from another country, not just Italy. One of these days we will get a Pope from Africa or Brazil.