It is a good thing for George Bush that he isn't a Catholic, or else the Pope might have excommunicated him for war crimes among many other things that is unbecoming a
human being good Christian. Instead, his holiness is coming to America and specifically New York and Washington D.C. to speak at the U.N. against war and in that, George Bush's lust for war and the fear that drives it. On top of that, Pope Benedict will be snubbing the President for a dinner that is being held in his honor.
Benedict's schedule does not indicate any events that would conflict with his ability to attend the 7:30 p.m. dinner that Wednesday. He is just scheduled to return to the Vatican embassy in Washington at the same time after a meeting with US bishops at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.
It's unclear why the Pope won't be attending the dinner in his honor, but he is expected to touch on issues upon which he and President Bush disagree during the visit, especially the Iraq war.
During his visit to the United Nations a few days later, the Pope will address "the false notion that might makes right," according to a Vatican representative.
Some experts also predict the Pope would criticize the "culture of fear" in the United States. The Rev. David Hollenbach, director of Boston College's Center for Human Rights, said recently that this culture is seen as integral to the US involvement in Iraq.
"Fear can lead to angry responses," Hollenbach said, according to the Connecticut Post. "I think the pope's message is going to be 'Don't be afraid.' I think the overcoming of fear can take away the impulse for war."
The only thing to fear is fear itself. Unfortunately for the legacy of F.D.R. George Bush is the epitome of fear and those that use it for their selfish and blatantly evil purposes. It isn't unclear why the Pope won't go, it is because he is repulsed by our President...and for the leader of the Catholic Church, that says a lot.