The Holy See in NYC, by Dennis O’Neil

Dennis O'Neil

Dennis O'Neil was born in 1939, the same year that Batman first appeared in Detective Comics. It was thus perhaps fated that he would be so closely associated with the character, writing and editing the Dark Knight for more than 30 years. He's been an editor at Marvel and DC Comics. In addition to Batman, he's worked on Spider-Man, Daredevil, Iron Man, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, the Question, The Shadow and more. O'Neil has won every major award in the industry. His prose novels have been New York Times bestsellers. Denny lives in Rockland County with his wife, Marifran.

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  1. Russ Rogers says:

    This Pope impressed me on this visit for two reasons. (And I'm not Catholic, so whether or not I'm impressed won't mean all THAT much to me or the Pope.) First, the Pope met with several people who had been sexually abused by Priests. This has been under-acknowledged by the church for too long. I have problems with the Pope's interpretation of the crisis. He still says that the problem is in pedophiles sneaking into the Priesthood. That wasn't the real sin of the Church. The sin was in the systematic cover-ups, the job transfers without an adequate paper trail, the sweeping under the rug of the problem, the hypocrisy and the lack (for many years) of a ZERO tolerance policy toward child abuse. But, the Pope meeting with victims is a major step in the right direction. I see it as an admission that mistakes were made and a step towards healing.Second, the Pope made a visit to a Jewish Synagogue and spoke out that religious freedom and tolerance are basic human rights. I think this is not only needed in a world ripped apart by religious extremism, but this also addresses the Pope's personal history of being pressed into the Hitler Youth and then the Nazi Army as a teen.Finally, the Pope is an elected official. His office may be Holy, but the man has not yet been declared a living Saint. That said, I would be loathe to soap up my privates with his image. And those inflatable love dolls made to look like the Pope are just tasteless and wrong! I don't see where there is a market for those.

  2. mike weber says:

    Your reaction to the actor may have had more to do with the reason that he was famous-ish than with the fact that he *was* famous-ish.That is, to be successful to any real extent as an actor, if one is not the kind of genius who dazzles even if completely unlikeable of screen/stage, one must have at least something f that quality called "charisma".Atlanta-based far-right talkshow host Neal Boortz (who has a bit of the quality himself) has said that, even though he despises Bill Clinton, when you're actually talking to the man, it's as if you are the most important thing in the world to him, and as if he really *cares* about what you're saying.Neal says the only other person he's ever met with that sort of charisma is in a field he figures is related to politics.A porn star.