Pope: The Lineup Of Commentators

By Brian 

The Journal News introduces readers to the expert Catholic commentators lined up by each network:

> ABC: Rev. Richard McBrien (“liberal and independent-minded,” “frequent critic of Pope John Paul II”) and Rev. Andrew Greeley (“famous Chicago priest, novelist and sociologist”)

> CBS: Monsignor Robert Wister (“church historian”) and Robert Blair Kaiser (“often critical of John Paul II”)

> CNN: John Allen, Rome correspondent for National Catholic Reporter (“even-handed”)

> FNC: “The network did not want to identify its experts under contract.”

> NBC: George Weigel (“conservative commentator” and Pope biographer)

But not all commentators are alike. They even take jabs at each other in this story…