Some of the news coverage of the Pope’s death has been more suited for RCIA than the material in many RCIA classes. One of the main things covered is the theological temperament of our next pope and so the standard questions are being asked. In a two hour time period watching Geraldo Rivera on Fox News last night (something I normally never do) I heard him ask those standard questions to people actually qualified to answer them. Some of the notables they had on were Professor Janet Smith, Ignatius President Mark Brumley, Canonist Ed Peters, Writer Christopher West, Apologist Marcelino D’Ambrosio, Christendom College President Timothy T. O’Donnell, EWTNews director Raymond Arroyo, and multiple Catholic clergy. It was great to hear the Theology of the Body discussed on national TV and to truly hear Catholic answers to these questions instead of the normal progressive theological mumbo-jumbo of why the Church has to change most if its doctrines. Hearing the answers given by Professor Janet Smith in regards to how the Catholic Church treats women was excellent. I am certainly glad they didn’t take a Hannity and Colmes approach to this by having discussions with both the orthodox and heterodox.