This is part II of the Aquinasblog Dialog that was started here.
Thanks for getting back so quickly. I was wondering if you could send me some papal quotes/links (with originating document/encycl./letter) that show "[papal condemnation of] democracy, historical scholarship, biblical criticism, ecumenism, free speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and  freedom of conscience." (If not, I understand.) People such as Sp. Pelosi and VP Biden have said similar things about abortion.
Also, what about the visitation issue is "rude"?
Regarding debating, you might be interested in my other more controvertial blog at http://wonderingzygoteemeritus.blogspot.com/
Well there's Gregory XVI's encyclical Mirari Vos, which condemned freedom of conscience and freedom of the press:
Pius IX in the Syllabus of Errors, condemned the following opinions:
That Catholicism should no longer be the established religion of the state
That non-Catholics should be allowed to openly practice their religion
That people should be at liberty to express their ideas
That the Roman Pontiff should reconcile himself with progress, liberalism and modern civilization
Two others of note are the 1907 decree called Lamentabili and the Pius X encyclical Pascendi. These works denounced democracy, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, historical analysis, literary criticism of the Bible, the study of the early church fathers, and ecumenism.
These things do change!