Vatican Radio pays tribute to ‘devout Catholic’ Cherie Blair
CWN - October 18, 2011
In an interview devoted largely to Cherie Blair’s charitable works, Vatican Radio characterized the wife of the former British prime minister as a “devout Catholic” and neglected to refer to her repeated criticism of Catholic moral teaching.
During the 15-minute interview, Blair discussed the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, called for a greater role for women in the Church, and paid tribute to missionary and teaching sisters.
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Posted by: kmbold -
Oct. 19, 2011 1:49 AM ET USA
Vatican Radio and L'Osservatori Romano are dismal. One is accustomed to hearing "devout" describing a Catholic of any stripe from the secular American media and dismissing it as banal but it is disheartening that discernment is so lacking in the house organ.
Posted by: AgnesDay -
Oct. 18, 2011 5:37 PM ET USA
Does the Holy Father ever listen to Vatican Radio?
Posted by: Defender -
Oct. 18, 2011 12:59 PM ET USA
Both the newspaper and radio of the Vatican have shown, in their haste to become like their counterparts, that there is no substitute for knowing what you are writing or talking about. Perhaps, though, there is a new meaning for "devout" that the Vatican failed to pass along to the rest of us?