Talkin' Pope

Talk Left notes that before he was infallible Cardinal Ratzinger passive aggressively thrust himself into election '04: "by ordering bishops to deny communion to abortion rights supporters, including candidate John Kerry." Josh lunges for the silver lining: "Catholics Against Capital Punishment... says Benedict played an "instrumental" role in strengthening the Church's opposition to capital punishment. That doesn't change the larger picture; but it adds a new dimension." (Talk Left & Talking Points Memo)
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