Amazing how I said in a blog just the other day that there was nothing controversial in Pope Benedict’s Address to the Curia this year. How wrong could I be? There were no less than four letters to the editor on the subject in this morning’s edition of The Age.
Here is a letter I sent to the editor of The Age this morning. Check tomorrow’s paper to see if it is published.
It is fascinating that there are so many critics of Pope Benedict’s (alleged) “recent diatribe against homosexuality” (Philip Ingamells, “Letters” 27/12) , when the text of the offending address isn’t even available in an official english translation yet. For that matter, anyone who had actually read the text would realise that the Holy Father never even mentioned homosexuality once in the entire address! A word of advice to all critics: read the text before you stick in the boot.