Things You Hear on NPR: Catholicism One Possible Direction for the Catholic Church?
February 13, 2013
NPR struggles to make sense of the fact that the Catholic Church and its understanding of human nature have remained essentially unchanged for several times longer than the United States has existed:
Well, first of all, let’s keep in mind that all the cardinals who are voting cardinals have been appointed either by Pope Benedict XVI or by his predecessor, John Paul II. So they all pretty much are — more or less follow the same kind of line of a conservative dogma, very traditional.
As if the Catholic Church might have gone in some totally different direction if only a different person had happened to be making the appointments this time around?