Friday, June 05, 2009

Chancellor Obama "open to dialogue" : L'Osservatore Romano

L'Osservatore Romano rebuts accusations that it has been kowtowing to the Obama regime with a series of articles either directly praising him or lobbing soft pitches underhand.

"Obviously," the daily said at the close of a brief story on the US bishops' campaign against the Democratic White House's new ethical guidelines on embryonic stem-cell research, "the Holy See and L'Osservatore Romano have been, are and will be fully on the side of the American bishops in their task of advocating the inviolability of human life at whatever stage of its existence."

"Other interpretations are unfounded," the note added, "not least those which have sought to instrumentalize the journal's articles to make the teaching of the US episcopate on the inherent evil of abortion appear as an exercise in sectarian politics in contrast to a different strategy of the Holy See. [Errr... huh? Write much, buddy?]

"President Obama has shown himself open to dialogue and the US bishops have positively greeted this possibility. But in doing so they've confirmed, and rightly so, that in dialogue, compromise is never possible on the fundamental questions of the right to life."

Reports that Obama has replied, "Our enemies are little worms. I saw them in Rome," remain unconfirmed.

H/T to Christopher for the quote.

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