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Holy Misdirection

Maybe there’s a reason America’s Catholic Bishops are desperate to be up in arms about something, anything, they can get there hands on domestically. It distracts from this:

…leaked letters by an archbishop who was transferred after he blew the whistle on what he saw as a web of corruption and cronyism, to a leaked poison pen memo which puts a number of cardinals in a bad light, to new suspicions about its bank, Vatican spokesmen have had their work cut out responding.

And why not get in hysterics over the provision of prophylactics when you have scenarios right out of the Borgia playbook?

Last week, an Italian newspaper that has published some of the leaks ran a bizarre internal Vatican memo that involved one cardinal complaining about another cardinal who spoke about a possible assassination attempt against the pope within 12 months and openly speculated on who the next pope should be.

I’m no theologian but the prohibition on that one is right in the Ten Commandments…as opposed to birth control which was at best is found in the unsourced appendices.

And, then there’s this.

No wonder they need to lash out against the one group that have nothing to do with their self-inflicted wounds — Women.

Of course, on the political side, only intellects of the highest quality have joined the fight against the Obama Administration’s determination to allow people the control their lives in some small degree…only real titans of thought:

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) likened birth control to abortion Friday on MSNBC and said he isn’t convinced contraception helps prevent pregnancies.

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