Listen, I was born and raised a Catholic, but this backtracking has got to stop. If you take a stance on something don't suddenly reverse your opinion. Either you disagree with Lennon's quote or you don't. The Catholic Church continues to flip-flop. How can you take them seriously?
At the time The Beatles were in fact more popular than Jesus...Lennon was stating a fact. And they add it all up to "a boast by a young man grappling with sudden fame".
What's next? An apology to Madonna for the Papa Don't Preach song. Or an apology to Sinead O'Connor for her rants against the church. Get over it you bunch of pussies. Life is a bitch and you are being called to the mat.