In this, my inaugural Haggis post under Pope Benedict XVI, I will simply share the thoughts of my dear "lapsed Catholic" friends:
"They thought Pope John Paul II was conservative; Pope Benedict makes John Paul look like Walter Mondale."
"Wow. What better way to redeem the church from the stain of years of child sexual abuse and cover ups--by electing a guy from the Hitler Youth." (Ed note: The Haggis is well aware that his service was compulsory and that he deserted the German army. I'm just relaying some quotes for you...)
"You didn't REALLY think we'd elect a black pope, did you?"
Any other thoughts? Me, I'm showing uncharacteristic restraint by shutting my cakehole on topics about which I know very little...