Friday, February 12, 2010

These aren't the droids you're looking for

move along...
The Pontifical Academy for Life began its 16th plenary meeting Thursday afternoon under the theme of "Bioethics and Natural Law." The sessions of the congress will seek to "regain" an understanding of natural law.

President of the Academy for Life, Archbishop Rino Fisichella, told Vatican Radio before the start of the gathering that the assembled members of the Academy for Life would be seeking to confront the different positions on the theme and to "regain that common denominator that is found in natural law and that ... isn't an invention of the Catholic Church.

And nothing else is happening there. Nope. Not one single teeny thing.

The "different positions on the theme" is not all they're looking to confront, lemme tell ya.

Hey, mainstream Catholic media!

Here's a hint for y'all. You don't get to be a relevant news source by re-issuing press releases.

1 comment:

Fr. Hair-Tonic said...

When I studied in Rome, Bishop Fizzy (as he was called) used to teach openly in his classes that Christ rose from the dead in an immaterial body. Quoth Fizzy: "If Christ had actually eaten a piece of fish after His Resurrection, as Scripture says He did, the fish would have fallen on the floor." Besides thus calling into question Scripture, Christology, and the basics of the Christian Faith in one fell swoop, a further source of brow-wrinkling frustration is that he was one of the favorite professors among the students and faculty, and considered to be among the most orthodox.

There's some saying about chickens and roosting, and another about reaping whirlwinds, but I wouldn't want to be accused of schadenfreude.