Doing a deal with Beijing.
“Help turn those who believe in religions into believing in the Party.”
USCCB to Vatican: Be transparent.
“The time of ‘Roma locuta, causa finita’ is long past.”
Look this way!
Time Magazine: Did American conservatives force the issue?
In happier brotherly times.
“I repeat I am innocent of these charges. They are false.”
“Wow. That’s all he wanted.”
But omits mention of environment?
The gift exchange was telling
“Tolerance is the cornerstone of peace.”
“Don’t hold your breath”?
“We have received no request.”
“Many times people credit Vatican officials with far too much long-range, strategic thinking.”
Doctrine and limiting principles.
Apply skepticism as needed.
“I am pleased that an American president is focused on the plight of small religious communities – including the Christians – in Iraq.”
What about the death penalty?
Vatican: “In no way was this a personal attack…”
“He thanked her for her courage and told her, ‘Stay strong.'”
Word on high
“We are talking people with connections with al Qaeda at the highest level.”
Now in 90 countries?
White House statement: “Egyptian citizens” killed “unconstrained by faith, sect, or ethnicity.”
Unity vs the “do-it-yourself ministry.”