Considering the digital confusion that has come out of the Catholic Church in the last few months, you wouldn't be out of line in assuming one of the Vatican's Twitter accounts had been hacked when it tweeted the following yesterday: "Holy switcheroo! Batman has grown bitter, more vengeful with the years." It wasn't a hack, though -- it was something even weirder: proof that yes, the Vatican apparently does have a position on Batman. And it's that they miss the Adam West version of the character, which is a really indefensible opinion to espouse, even for the Catholic church.
While the Vatican convenes to find a new pope, maybe they should also consider looking for a new graphic designer. Their new eBook about the recently retired pope titled Benedictus XVI is a 62-page photo essay of the former pope doing pope stuff with captions written in Comic Sans. There's no better way to get the message out that you haven't lost touch with the modern world than by writing that message in the most universally reviled font in existence.
Remember when your parents signed up for Facebook? If you're Catholic, the news that Pope Benedict XVI has signed up for Twitter probably feels pretty similar to that. The Pope signed up yesterday, but has yet to make his first tweet. He has to be careful though, because whatever the Pope says on Twitter becomes official church doctrine. If the Pope's tweets are church doctrine, we assume anyone he retweets or favorites is officially declared a saint.