Monday, December 05, 2005

Mark Shea on spinning the Vatican Instruction

This was simply too good. I had to extract it for you from Mark Shea's blog (12/2/05):
The Experts Speak!
  • "The document is in fact a stinging defeat for those Catholic conservatives in Rome and in this country who have been blaming gays for the sexual abuse crisis and wanted to ban them completely from the priesthood." - Andrew Greeley

  • "[T]his is demonstrably a ban on all gay priests and seminarians, regardless of their commitment to celibacy, and is expected to be rigorously enforced." - Andrew Sullivan
Perhaps if we heard from people who aren't named "Andrew" we might get something besides flat contradictions.

-- A tip of the hat to Mr. Shea

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