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Found this interesting blog entry featuring a pictorial of Popes since the invention of photography.

http://shazamaholic.blogspot.com/2013/03...popes.html

The author has complimentary things to say about all the popes.... except Paul VI:
Quote:Paul VI (reigned 1963 to 1978), with his Grinch-like eyebrows, had perhaps the worst pontificate of the 20th Century.  Under him, the Vatican II council went from discussing how the Church should deal with the modern world, to the Church submitting to the modern world. The Missal of John XXIII was replaced only a few years after being promulgated, for the casual and humanist centered Novus Ordo.  Priestly vocations dropped dramatically, while a vast number of clergy renounced their ministries.  The clergy sex abuse scandal and alleged cover up hit its peak during his pontificate.  Jesus Christ promised the gates of hell will never prevail against the Church, but it came awfully close during Paul VI's pontificate. His cause for sainthood should be put on indefinite hold.

The author also said, "And of course Benedict XVI (reigned 2005 to 2013), who is considered to be the most brilliant theologian of the last 300 years." LOL
(05-22-2013, 07:15 PM)Semper Idem Wrote: [ -> ]The author also said, "And of course Benedict XVI (reigned 2005 to 2013), who is considered to be the most brilliant theologian of the last 300 years." LOL

I was thinking the same thing. Without disrespecting Pope Benedict, who besides the author has ever said that?
Did a quick google search for "benedict xvi brilliant theologian", and a lot of results came up, though none with the "last 300 years" line.
(05-22-2013, 07:21 PM)AllWise Wrote: [ -> ]Did a quick google search for "benedict xvi brilliant theologian", and a lot of results came up, though none with the "last 300 years" line.

A lot of people in my parish surely think so