"What the Pope meant to say," by William McGurn, AMU Trustee
Sunday, January 5, 2014
By William McGurn
January 3, 2014
‘It’s official: Pope has not abolished sin, says Vatican.”
Well thank you, Reuters.
The wire-service scoop on sin comes on the heels of other news flashes about Pope Francis. For example, when Time named the pope a contender for “Person of the Year,” it said it did so because of his “rejection of church dogma.”
In a similar manner The Daily Mail, under an AP byline, hailed Pope Francis’ pro-life plea to Catholic doctors as a “bizarre U-turn” in his position on abortion.
And The New York Times summed up an interview of Pope Francis with the headline, “Pope Says Church Is ‘Obsessed’ with Gays, Abortion, and Birth Control.”
Oops. The pope did say that last one. Or at least something close.