A.L.L. PRESIDENT CALLS ON VATICAN TO DISMISS L’OSSERVATORE ROMANO EDITOR AFTER SIMPSON ‘DEBACLE’

October 20, 2010

A.L.L. PRESIDENT CALLS ON VATICAN TO DISMISS L'OSSERVATORE ROMANO EDITOR AFTER SIMPSON 'DEBACLE'


Staff Writer
Pewsitter.com


Washington, DC (20 October 2010) – American Life League president Judie Brown is calling on supporters to ask the Vatican’s press office to dismiss the editor of L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s official newspaper, after the paper made a pronouncement that infamously inane cartoon character Homer Simpson is a Catholic.

Brown is a three-term member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, the group that advises the pope on life issues.

The story has drawn the jeers of an already hostile secular media ready to take aim at the Catholic Church.

“The Simpson’s debacle proves to faithful Catholics once again that it’s time to shake up the newspaper staff at the Vatican,” Brown wrote in her daily column, Straight Talk on Life. “Clearly heads should roll over this one.”

As evidence of the negative effect of the L’Osservatore article, Brown points to the relatively small coverage of the past week’s canonizations, papal letter to seminarians and important Middle Eastern Synod of Bishops by the secular media.

Instead, the narrative from the secular media reporting on the Vatican City this week has focused on the Vatican’s own newspaper pronouncing Homer Simpson a Catholic.

“Readers have left dozens of negative comments aimed at placing the Catholic Church in the realm of the irrelevant and the absurd, poking fun at truth and literally basking in the mindlessness of what the Vatican newspaper has done,” Brown said.

“It is our opinion that it is time for a complete change in management – the sooner, the better.”





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