I wanted to say something really, amazingly clever about the new pope, but I've got nothing. Here, though, from
Ed Morrissey, is a bit of philosophy from then-Cardinal Ratzinger: "[Relativism] is letting oneself be 'swept along by every wind of teaching.' [It] looks like the only attitude [acceptable] to today's standards. We are moving towards a dictatorship of relativism, which does not recognize anything as for certain and which has as its highest goal one's own ego and one's own desires." Okay, come on. None of those things are relativism. Likewise, it's not at all the case that people are being "swept along by every wind of teaching." Who? Where? Believe me, I know some fourth-grade teachers who would love
to have this little problem.