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Two More on Pope John Paul II

Here are two more fine articles on Pope John Paul II.

Pat Buchanan argues that it was the Pope’s moral clarity which made him great.

Mark Steyn argues that it is moral relativism which made it impossible for many, especially the MainStreamMedia, to understand the Pope’s greatness.

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Steyn is absolutely right. I’ve even been disappointed with Shepherd Smith’s Fox News coverage from Rome, and normally I like him. Not three hours after the Holy Father’s death, Shep was asking his guests (including some non-Catholic clergy who had absolutely no credentials to speak about Catholic doctrine) what the next Pope was going to do about ordination of women, contraception, etc. Then there are the constant criticisms, echoed by the MSM, that "the Church is out of step with the world." (Did it ever occur to anybody that the world might be out of step with the Church?) There are some things that we, as Catholics, believe are eternally rooted in the divine law and the natural law and cannot be changed.

As an aside to the critics speaking on the African AIDS crisis, I can guarantee that nobody has ever gotten AIDS from following Church teaching. The Church also forbids fornication.

As a further aside, I cannot find the words to express my thoughts on the greatness of the man who has just passed on, surely to receive his Heavenly reward. He will be missed, but he will continue to be an example to all.

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