There was one of those soft shell crab moments on the media waves over the weekend. An official from the Vatican, with credible credentials, was doing a soft sell (shell) retooling of all the RC church's vile bile that came out Brazil last week over the abortion of a nine year old rape victim and the subject of excommunication.
Archbishop Salvatore (Rino) Fisichella is no doubt acting out - sort of in the role of Dr. Phil - to comment on the many sides of a difficult legal and moral issue.
Vatican prelate defends abortion for 9-year-old
Fisichella, who heads the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life, also upheld the church's ban on abortion and any implications of his criticism of excommunicating the doctors and the girl's mother weren't clear.It is not clear if the Archbishop speaks only for himself and his conscience regarding the strange weird way the RC church in Brazil chose to release this bizarre abortion excommunication story. It is not clear with all his Vatican credentials if he speaks officially or unofficially for the Vatican.
I encourage you to read the whole article. It might be a genuine attempt to do a Dr. Phil on the rape and abortion of a nine year old girl in Brazil.
I have to wonder though that Archbishop Fisichella, as an official of a foreign government, the Vatican, why his soft shell media handout has not appeared in his Pro-Life Website registered in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Life News
He is listed on Zoominfo.com as President of that “news” organization. Hey Rino, you are not what I would call a Hypocrit's Hypocrit on this soft shell handout with one hand and your hardsell pro-life website with the other hand - are you dude?
Just thought I would add these points. With the downsizing and outsourcing of journalism in this country, blogs and websites are replacing real journalism. The listings of blogs and websites as legitimate sources of news is questionable at best. Consider this one.
And no doubt now that there is a new Archbishop Dolan in New York City, his automatic promotion to the Cardinal’s red hat is forthcoming, say by July or August. One has to possibly imagine that all these other purple bishops Burke, Naumann, and Fisichella want the red hat too. And they deserve it too touting the company’s party line on “morality” to the ranks of the laity only.