I to became obsessed withe the N.O. It is funny that there is this :rahrah: feeling what with EWTN, and Scott Hahn, Jeff Cavins. The feeling with all of these people is like they and the Pope have reached celebrity status. Now, if the world treats them as such, and it does, then it is no good. These celebrity like persons of the NewChruch are welcomed everwhere, their books are sold by major publishers. I guarantee that if Thomas Drolesky asked them to look at one of his books that would show him the back door. But, Ex-Protestant-turned-Catholic-turned Charismatic Catholic Scott Hahn no problem.
And, when John Paul released a new book, the media gushed. When Benedict speaks the news media is aglow.
To me those are not good signs.
The problem may well be that their superior education was to much for their intelligence level. Because of this they believe man should be elevated. The problem I have, I say it again, if I can read the writings of the past popes and learn my errors, then certainly the thinkers like JPII or B-16 should be able to.
They do not.