John Morearty, a Catholic leader of Stockton's Peace and Justice Network, called Ratzinger
"This new pope did all he
could to crush liberation theology (in the Third World)," said Morearty
."It's a sad event for the church from my perspective, and it made it clear that there's work for us as Catholics ...
Pope John Paul had his
doctrinaire side, Morearty
said, but also was an outspoken opponent of the war in Iraq.
"We'll see if he
(Ratzinger) has the nerve to speak out against the war," Morearty