Re: Karl Keating's E-Letter of May 17, 2005
I believe it was G.K. Chesterton who argued the truth of the church could be proved, in part, by the fact that its critics came from all sides. "The church is too lax on sexual matters." vs. "The church is too strict." "The church's history is replete with incidents of militarism." vs. "The church is too pacifisit." etc. Thus, the criticims of Pope Benedict from both the ultra liberal and ultra conservative camps is a testament to his authority.