My energies and time are rather limited at the moment, so I may not give much space to issues of the Holy Father’s trip to Africa.
Still… the relative lack of interest shown by the secular media is interesting.
I suspect there are a couple factors.
First, they don’t want the Holy Father’s explanations of the dignity of human life and the need for solutions for AIDS, etc., that don’t include condom distribution to get out into public discussion.
Second, they don’t care about Africa.
It occurs to me that if it weren’t for the cute furry animals, most of the intellectual elite wouldn’t care if Africa fell off the face of the earth. They don’t seem to give a tinker’s dam for the people. They are not interested in solutions that work, only in projects that fit their ideological bent.
Otherwise how to explain why the wealthy West continues to stand by and watch the terrible suffering and upheaval in many parts of Africa? How do we explain the left-wing’s imposition of aid tied to particular tools of social engineering?
I’m just askin’
I suspect that will change when they figure our that once China solidifies its ties with African nations, for access to resources.