Well I am glad to see there better qualified people picking apart Ms. Dowd’s column:
Sergey Gabdurakhmanov/Flickr under a CC licenseMaureen Dowd’s fiery Wednesday column is drawing plenty of attention–not all of it good. Critics say that in denouncing Pope Benedict and calling for his replacement–preferably with a female–Dowd may have gone too far. The New York Daily News editorial board argues that some of her claims were downright false. John McCormack at The Weekly Standard expanded on the Daily News’s response, saying Dowd “libels” the pope.
The post in the Atlantic Wire does a pretty good job of summing things up.