The Pope - feted, worshiped, idolized, carried around in a golden throne and the center of attention wherever he goes?
I'd like to know just one thing any of those arrogant fancy-dressed, beringed, bishops has ever done to deserve praise.
The Catholic church has been from its very inception, a vile institution, responsible for millions of murders. Starting with the evil tradition of "cleansing" heresy with fire and torture, to the crusades, pograms, witch-burnings, and forced conversions of the conquered peoples of the Americas, the history of Catholic priests is a tragic story of violence and cruelty. The Catholic church was complicit in the Holocaust. They bleed millions of dollars from the poorest of the poor, and use the money to gild their churches, and dress themselves in silks and velvet.
In the USA, we have a long tradition, enshrined in our very Constitution, of freedom from forced religion.
Why do the pedophile bishops think they deserve any right to influence our laws? And why do we let them get away with it?
Catholic individuals are some of the finest people in the world. But the church as an institution needs to go away for ever.