Monday, July 31, 2006
Our Fair And Balanced US Press
When Pope Benedict comes out against abortion, women priests or gay marriage, the evening TV news never fails to mention this. But it wasn't until I visited Juan Cole's site today that I found out that the Pope has called for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah. I won't hold my breath waiting to see this on FOX News any time soon. (Or NBC, CBS or CNN, for that matter.)
Was the Iraq war a "just war" by Catholic doctrine? No. Did they tell their Catholic faithful to protest the war because of it? No.
I actually heard a Catholic priest on the radio talking about this. They stick with Bush because he is against killing the 40 million babies that die each year due to abortions. Killing viable children outside of the womb in Iraq? Okay.
Just so long as he is anti-abortion anything else he does is fine.
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