Many people have written to me about the fact that actress Susan Sarandon, who grew up in a Catholic family and was in Catholic schools all the way through Catholic University in Washington DC, recently called Pope Benedict XVI a Nazi.
You can stop writing to me about this now unless we hear that she has apologized. Thanks in advance.
Really, friends. Do we care what Susan Sarandon thinks about anything having to do with the Church?
In matters Catholic, how good could her judgment be?
Sarandon has in the past freely chosen to accept the roles of mother of a child prostitute (Pretty Baby), had a lesbian sex scene (the Hunger), was a witch (The Witches of Eastwick) and seasonally slutty groupie (Bull Durham). Well… a gal gotsta buy groceries, right? This Catholic girl has also been a contributor to Emily’s List.
Still and all, she chose her path. No one was holding a gun to her head or menacing her family back in the day unless she joined up, played the Hollywood game, and betrayed her faith and Church.
Pope Benedict and his family, on the other hand, weren’t exactly dealing with the brutal Screen Actors Guild.