|Some Responses to the Catholic-Bashing Washington Post|
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Impeach the Pope (Rank Catholic Bashing at The
I find it quite sad that, in the midst of practically everyone in the media bashing Pope Benedict for his viewpoint on condom use in Africa, a report comes out that the incidences of HIV/AIDS has reached epidemic proportions in Washington D.C. Yet they have one of the most aggressive free condom programs in the United States! They handed out over a million condoms in 2008, at every venue you can imagine, and yet their HIV/AIDS rate skyrocketed. Isn't this living (& dying) proof that condoms simply are not the answer in curbing HIV/AIDS?
Michigan City, IN
Editor, The Washington Post,
The publishing of such an anti-Catholic rant as that of Robert S McElvaine says more about the agenda of the Washington Post's editorial staff than the heretic in question. We Catholics are not blind to your misuse of freedom of speech as a weapon against the Church.
That you would permit this rambling moral dissenter column inches in your Paper shows that you, like him, have only disdain for the Catholic conscience and the person of the Supreme Pontiff of the Church. Fortunately, displays of such public hatred tend, historically, to have the opposite effect to that which was intended.
It is indeed a great pity that such zeal as yours and McElvaine's could not be redirected against the secularists of this world, who are the real danger to mankind. In other words, take that which is destructive in you and make it constructive.
In the meantime keep your bigotry to yourself in future. If you cannot publish objective articles, then go join some Fascist propaganda outlet.
Pope bashing at the WAPO, nothing new here. I stopped buying the Washington Post years ago. What will be interesting is to see if the sissy Archbishop of Washington DC, D. Wuerl has any gutsy response. I guess we already know the answer to that.
I don't expect much in the way of reply from the Archbishop of Washington, or from any other American bishop for that matter. Their concerns for their own so-called social action agenda leave little time for defending this particular Pontiff. Back in the 1950's when I was raised in Bethesda (St. Jane DeChantal), our Archbishop O'Boyle would have had them by the back of their necks, either through direct reply, the Evening Star, or his own Catholic Standard. I am afraid we have drifted too far in our desire to be liked, considered ecumenical, socially correct, and dare I say "Modernist".
David T. Penn
LtCol (Ret), U.S. Marines
Should it be a surprise that someone writing in a “newspaper” would show such contempt to the Chair of Peter? Should it be a surprise that he completely ignores the recent admission that DC’s AIDS epidemic is out of control? The only thing left to do is pray to the Blessed Mother and the Sacred Heart.
Dear Editor, The Washington Post,
It is a doctrine of the Catholic Church that a member of the faithful must accept the supreme pontiff as being infallible when he speaks “ex-cathedra.” So, it appears your stooge, Robert S McElvaine, has publicly excommunicated himself. In light of the fact this man claims to be Catholic, yet doesn’t even know how to maintain that membership by adhering to (or even understanding) basic requirements of faith , can you imagine how utterly inept his silly book is? Next time leave the bigot in his cesspool of hate!
after reading Robert S. McElvaine's "Impeach the Pope", I informed
the Catholic League of this smug and ignorant man's egregious
anti-Catholic and Pope-hating rant. If the loathsome Marat's
equally loathsome skin condition could be metamorphosed into words,
the result would be McElvaine's "Impeach the Pope".
I read with a sense of shock and anger the recent article on the
Holy Father in the Washington Post by Robert S McElvaine. It is
simply word-trash and can only appeal to mind-set of a bigot.
The Pope is much more informed than these "ranters". Latex (the
rubber used in condoms) does NOT prevent the transmission of HIV.
This a well known fact in
medical and scientific circles. But the more black people that die
from AIDS...... One should research an Executive Order signed by
Richard Nixon that targeted Africa as a continent which would become
an adversary of the US. I'll bet the Population Control folks are
happy. Sincerely John
The Pope is much more informed than these "ranters". Latex (the rubber used in condoms) does NOT prevent the transmission of HIV.
This a well known fact in medical and scientific circles. But the more black people that die from AIDS...... One should research an Executive Order signed by Richard Nixon that targeted Africa as a continent which would become an adversary of the US. I'll bet the Population Control folks are happy.
Only one comment - McElvaine is NOT Catholic!
Editor, The Washington Post,
Living in the Scottish city of Glasgow, where I was born, I really thought I had experienced anti-Catholic sectarianism at its worst. Not so. The article you published by Robert S McElvaine reaches a new low in terms of ignorant, bigoted anti-Catholic prejudice. Islam-a-phobia eat your heart out, for Catholic-phobia reigns supreme. Indeed, if McElvaine had written in the same vein about Muhammed, there would be blood on the streets of Washington – as well you know.
These rants against the Pope in the matter of condoms in Africa (or anywhere else, for that matter) reveals an ignorance of the subject that is almost unbelievable. Is McElvaine (and yourself) unaware that in every part of Africa where condoms are made freely and widely available, the HIV/AIDS statistics soar?
Are you both so ignorant that you don’t know that wherever there is a predominantly Catholic population in Africa, there are few HIV/AIDS victims and, conversely, where the Catholic population is in the minority, the numbers of sufferers is on the rise – and that despite the countries being awash with condoms? In Botswana, e.g. Catholics are a mere 5% of the population yet, with condoms all but growing on the trees, the rate of HIV infection there in recent years was an appalling 37.3% and rising.
But the real joke is this: everyone knows that increasingly secularised modern Catholics (not real, traditional Catholics) have disobeyed the Pope over matters of sexual morality, so the very idea that a man who is sexually promiscuous would obey the Pope if he instructed the faithful to use condoms, is a nonsense. Get a grip.
How dare you publish such an ignorant, biased piece of trashy writing about Pope Benedict. Frankly, I’m not interested in your views about my religion or my Pope, so back off. You make the anti-Catholic thugs who roam the street of Glasgow looking for Celtic supporters to knife, look positively tolerant.
Editor, Catholic Truth
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