Occasionally I watch some of the cable news shows... and have seen some of the criticism of the current head of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI.
Often these pundits have had mostly negative views. They blare on and on about how the Pope is so "backward"... and how the currently released and promulgated "re-do" of the Catholic Missal... with which the Catholic faithful follow along the Mass... is a throwback to a century or two... and ignores the popular revisions promulgated by the Second Vatican Council in 1968.
There has also been criticism of His Eminence for his stand against married priests... which was the rule in the early church... and also for his stand against women priests... which again was common in the very earliest days of the church. There were even some women bishops in the early church.
But... finally... and perhaps just in time... Pope Benedict XVI seems to be "coming around." The above shown photo of His Excellency shows his recent response to various comments that were made during the various visits to some of the European Heads of State made by the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Apparently... things may not always be what they seem.