Bobblehead Pope On the Rails

By Rose Marie Berger 04-14-2008

Who says that Americans don't have a sense of humor? This video ad put out by the Washington, D.C., transit authority prompting the faithful to ride Metro when the Pope visits this week proves the point.

The U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference was less than pleased and asked Metro to pull the ad. My guess is the Pope would have laughed-but the Bishops apparently need additional practice in exercising their authority.

Rose Marie Berger, a Sojourners associate editor, is a Catholic peace activist and poet.

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