April 15, 2010

An Outsider's View of Benedict

It's interesting to see my decades-long lapsed Catholic father-in-law's evolution on Pope Benedict. He didn't much care for this pope until he (the Pope) came to America. When my father-in-law saw and heard him, it completely changed his opinion of the pontiff, saying how kind and gentle and holy the man seemed. Interesting the power of television in forming opinions.

1 comment:

dylan said...

Exactly my mom's trajectory of opinion. Suspicious of Papa Ratzinger, until she saw him "up close" as it were during his trip to the USA. Then she was bowled over!