Friday, April 15, 2005
More and more, it's being widely predicted that Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger of Germany will be our next Pope. He's the one who led the funeral Mass for John Paul II on April 8, and was a close confidant of the late Pope. He would likely uphold most of the late Pope's teachings. The only thing that makes me uncomfortable about Cardinal Ratzinger is the fact that, at the age of 12, he was an admitted member of the Hitler Youth. He didn't have a choice in the matter, and is definitely not pro-Nazi, but I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that the press will drag this poor man through the mud on this issue. He is not anti-Semitic, and that must be remembered by anyone who is watching this coming Papal election.