There have been some idiot popes over the years, but John Paul II isn’t one of them. He can barely talk, but according to this report had plenty of good stuff to say today:

In his latest blunt assessment of U.S. society, Pope John Paul II on Friday denounced the acceptance of abortion and same-sex unions as “self-centered demands” erroneously depicted as human rights. “Rights are at times reduced to self-centered demands: the growth of prostitution and pornography in the name of adult choice, the acceptance of abortion in the name of women’s rights, the approval of same sex unions in the name of homosexual rights,” he said. … Last week, John Paul warned another group of U.S. prelates that American society is in danger of surrendering to a “soulless vision of life.” Greeting the latest group of bishops on the same day he held a private audience with President Bush, John Paul acknowledged the challenges to Catholic Church teaching and faith. “Ambiguous moral positions, the distortion of reason by particular interest groups … are just some examples of a perspective of life which fails to seek truth itself and then abandons the search for the ultimate goal and meaning of human existence,” John Paul said.

Don Johnson Evangelistic Ministries