Our file on Time magazine grows each year as the weekly magazine continues to insult Catholics. However, its December 4 edition came close to doing a short piece that was quite good. Until the end.
Time ran a story on a play written by Karol Wojtyla that is currently being performed in Paris. The play, The Jeweller’s Shop: A Meditation on the Sacrament of Matrimony, Passing on Occasion into a Drama, was written by Wojtyla before he became Pope John Paul II. The magazine had some kind words to say about the play but couldn’t resist concluding that although “the poetry-slam-style high jinks are adorably dated,” none of Wojtyla’s literary skills could “hold a candle to transubstantiation.”
We look forward to day when Time treats Catholicism the way it does Buddhism. With respect.