This cartoon questions whether presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith would hinder his campaign. The Blessed Mother and God the Father are satirized, but the depiction of Jesus, relaxing on the sofa in a crown of thorns and bearing the stigmata, is the most vile. (New York Post, December 7)
This syndicated cartoon maliciously implies that the Catholic Church is only concerned with life in the womb. It ran in the Sentinel & Enterprise (MA) on January 10.
This cartoon contributed to the anti-Catholic bigotry that followed the Supreme Court upholding the partial-birth abortion ban. All five judges who voted to uphold the ban are Catholic. (Tony Auth,Philadelphia Inquirer, April 20)
On July 10, Pope Benedict XVI approved a document that restated important sections of the 2000 textDominus Iesus. Though the document was a respectful statement reaffirming Catholic teaching on doctrinal differences with non-Catholic Christian religious groups, many critics were enraged. These cartoons unaccurately and crudely accuse the pope of belittling Protestantism.
Top: J.D. Crowe (Alaska’s Press-Register, July 12)
Bottom: David Horsey (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 12)