Michael Higgins, president of New Brunswick’s St. Thomas University and a regular columnist in The Catholic Register [not the National Catholic Register but a local Toronto weekly], offered his explanation on why Pope Benedict said what he did at Regensberg saying, “the only possible answer is gross stupidity.” He has publicly said that, “Pope Benedict XVI lacked either the intelligence or the moral awareness to avoid offending Muslims in his Regensberg Germany speech”.
A common theme among liberal critics of Benedict’s speech was also echoed by Higgins who told Maclean’s that as Pope, Benedict must be more responsible, no longer having the freedom to make “airy theological speculations.”
Higgins’ holds a prominent position as a leader within Canada’s left-leaning “liberal” academic elite which Pope Benedict, as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, has criticized for decades. Before his appointment as president of St. Thomas University in Fredericton, Higgins was President and Vice-Chancellor of St. Jerome’s University at the University of Waterloo, a school notorious for its promotion of a secularized, dissident Catholicism that has dominated Canadian Church institutions for decades.
Shelray ends with the comment "This guy sounds like he trips over cordless phones and turns off his AM radio after noon! "
Now how could someone come to this conclusion? Why of course “the only possible answer is gross stupidity.” Well actually I think this is a documented case of Benedict Derangement Syndrome (BDS).