Oh, please.... But then, this isn't the first time the Vatican newspaper has drawn the ire of Catholics by its bullish stance on Obama and his toxic jelly-brained policies. George Weigel has already parsed the Vatican newspaper, noting that it has "created more than a little mischief recently, featuring essays by ill-informed European journalists who imagine that they understand American history, the American political scene, and the grave moral issues being contested in these United States." These writers cannot be thought to speak for the Pope.
Here is the problem, in microcosm, of the Church's media policy. It appears to have none. Who speaks for the Church if not the Pope, and who speaks for the Pope if not L'Osservatore Romano? C'mon folks: get a grip. This isn't a dress rehearsal.