Apparently, before the Roman Catholic church made the ghastly mistake of appointing Ratzinger as pope, they were moving in a different direction.
ROME (Reuters) — The former archbishop of Milan and papal candidate Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini said the Roman Catholic Church was “200 years out of date” in his final interview before his death, published Saturday.Amazing, isn't it? He was even open to gay relationships -- didn't think they were odd, at all. What a difference from this blind pope. But of course, the cardinals chose hatred over love, and went with Ratzi. It's the Christian way.
“Our culture has aged, our churches are big and empty and the church bureaucracy rises up; our rituals and our cassocks are pompous,” Cardinal Martini said in the interview published in Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera.“The church must admit its mistakes and begin a radical change, starting from the pope and the bishops,” he said in the interview. “The pedophilia scandals oblige us to take a journey of transformation.”