Crystal is mean
OK, I'm mean. The pope is retiring, he's ill, he's elderly, and yet still I've been uncharitable enough to post the reasons I did not appreciate his papacy. In my defense, I don't dislike him as a person (hey, he's an animal lover like me) and I do wish him well in his retirement, but for me, a Vatican II fan, an inclusive church fan, a fan of ecumenism, he was a disaster as a pope. And I'm not going to apologize for still wanting to hold him accountable for the way the sex abuse scandal was handled - people have died because of that. If that makes me mean, so be it.