Saturday, 1 January 2011
Some said the Holy Father had changed the teaching of the Church.
Some said he had allowed the use of condoms.
Others said he had accepted homosexuality.
Still others said he had recognised prostitution.
when it became apparant that he hadn't, others said how imprudent he was to say anything at all - at least in an informal setting, to a journalist, speaking personally - rather than as the Pope.
But we just thank our dear Holy Father for continuing to teach the truth and for trying to reach out to preach the Gospel to the whole world, and trying to use whatever morally acceptable means he can to do so.
May the fruit of his suffering over the misinterpretation of his comments be conversions and reversions to the Catholic faith.
A blessed 2011 to you Holy Father, and thanks for coming.