Hey, Remember When the Pope Was Irrelevant?

Remember when the Church was irrelevant? Remember when the papacy had no bearing on the lives of anyone?

In March, CNN ran a piece by a Boston University Professor entitled, "My Take: The pope is irrelevant."

The New York Book Review ran a piece around the same time by author Gary Wills, which led off by saying, "The next pope should be increasingly irrelevant, like the last two."

Salon.com ran a piece last year entitled, No One's Listening to the Pope.

It's a funny thought. But if everyone's talking at the same time about how irrelevant something is, isn't it relevant?

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