To spell out the difference between Protestant and Catholic Christians people make jokes, write books, create aphorisms. Most of them are pretty unhelpful. But one of the more thought provoking is the insight that Protestantism is a religion of the ear, whereas Catholicism is a religion of the eye.
Against that background it is intriguing that, when young people talk of World Youth Day, they commonly say that they are going to hear Pope Benedict. At previous World Youth Days they spoke of going to see John Paul II. - Fr Andrew Hamilton, Eureka Street (click below for full article)