"(Jesus Christ guides us toward) the courage that doesn't let us be intimidated by the chatting of dominant opinions."
-- Pope Benedict XVI during yesterday's Palm Sunday mass
The comment is a thinly veiled reference to the current shit-storm swirling around the pope as accusations that implicate him personally in priest sex abuse cases in both the U.S. and Europe continue to make headlines, with some now calling for his resignation.
It's so great to see the pope -- who as you know is the little guy in all of this and not the head of one of the richest and most powerful organizations in the world -- put everybody on notice that he won't be pushed around, not by the media and definitely not by a bunch of guys who were essentially gang-raped by priests as kids.
Man, arrogant defiance and a laughable attempt at claiming victimization. From the Catholic Church. Who'd have thought it?