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Yet another Vatican PR debacle

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Nov 22, 2010

Today millions of people have the impression-- a completely inaccurate impression--  that Pope Benedict has signaled a change in the Church's teaching on the morality of condom use. 

How did this happen?

I think the lion's share of the blame falls on the Vatican's own newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano.  Here's why

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: Saint Jimbob of the Apokalypse - Nov. 23, 2010 11:13 AM ET USA

    If someone wanted to undercut Catholic teaching on contraception, they could do no better than this maneuver from L'Osservatore Romano. This wasn't an accident.