Joe Bob Briggs writes:
The Catholics consider this scene a heresy.
Granted, the Catholics consider many things heresies, but this particular one is caused by a centuries-long dispute about a single letter in the text. Angels singing about God’s good will toward all men is, they say, a misreading of the last line. It should read instead, “Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace and good will to those He favors.”
Indicating that God is offering his peace message only to those who are deserving of it.
Leave it to the Catholics to throw cold water on Linus.