Re "Re "Pope Benedict XVI tweeting" (Editorial cartoon, Dec. 7): It has been amusing and bemusing to read the letters from offended Catholics regarding Rob Rogers' lampooning of Pope Benedict's newly created Twitter account.
The cartoon did nothing to offend rank-and-file Catholics (unless they chose to be offended) or Catholicism.
It did, however, pointedly and directly lambast an appropriate and well-deserving target. Humor directed at the church leadership should be the least of a Catholic's concern.
Pope Benedict XVI (formerly Cardinal Ratzinger) was directly involved in both ignoring and covering up sexual abuse cases involving Catholic priests. He said that condom use is not a "real or moral solution" to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and that "...the inclination [of homosexuality] itself must be seen as an objective disorder." This is a man who is more than worthy of derision, scorn, and satire. He is equally worthy of the inside of a jail cell.
-- Jason Knowles, Rocklin