Ok, I know that the liberal media and anti-catholic culture will always pick on Catholics, and the Vatican and the Pope in particular.
But...... I am thinking that a lot of it could be avoided if the Pope and the Vatican had a PR manager who can give the Pope advice on how to avoid doing things that can be easily turned into anti-catholic fodder.
For example, today there an article called "Pope Benedict Has Custom-Designed Cologne", indicating that he contracted to have his own fragrance made.
The anti-catholics comments on this were inevitable. They are having a field day, about how silly the pope looks, wasting money, saying that Jesus wouldn't do this, etc. They even make the usual pedophile comments.
With all the bad publicity we get as Catholics, I cringe when these types of stories pop up that seem like we could avoid if we just were a little more intelligent about perceptions.
What do you think?