Pope Benedict's Cuba problem

  • Article by: SUSAN HOGAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 22, 2012 - 9:08 PM

Pope Benedict heads to Mexico on Friday for a six-day trip that culminates in Cuba. That stop is controversial because Cuban dissidents fighting for democracy need the pope as an ally, but the church hasn't shown much willingness to take on the government.

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lordhawhaw1Mar. 23, 12 2:51 AM

I'm confused. The writer seems somewhat disappointed that the Catholic Church has not gone after the government in Cuba more aggressively. Yet when the subject is the Catholic Church in this country speaking out against gay marriage and unconstitutional contraception mandates, that apparently is verboten to the point liberals urge our government to remove the church's tax exempt status. So which way do you on the Left want it? Do you want Catholics to only be allowed to voice their opinion when it mimes your own? Or are liberals for allowing people to live by their own beliefs? Liberals, as usual, manage to be both amusing and hypocritical at the same time.

bluebird227Mar. 23, 12 7:20 AM

So who will join the 21st century first, Cuba or the Catholic Church? And hey, despite all the criticism of the church for being out of touch, sexist, and covering for pedophiles, at least the Catholic church isn't ageist. They hire guys in their 80's.

oldkingdavidMar. 28, 12 3:29 PM

It isn't the point of the Catholic Church to make changes in the political realities of a country. The point of the Catholic Church is to bring the truth and vitality of Jesus Christ to all people everywhere. The Catholic Church, if you don't know, is religious not political. The Catholic Church does not destiguish between one form of government above another, just that love, peace and solodarity reign withing the hearts, minds and lives of the worlds populations. It is simply to bring Christ to the world, not to bring democracy. It is to bring salvation to the world, not democracy. This point was completely missed.

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