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Catholic Culture Trusted Commentary

Yes, Minister -- or, Loyalty in Difficult Times

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Dec 19, 2003

The Prime Minister's wife passes on the latest communications received from her Ouija board:

Cherie Blair last night called for half the posts in the Vatican to be filled by women and criticised the Roman Catholic Church's record on human rights.

In surprisingly outspoken comments for a Prime Minister's wife, Mrs Blair said that the Pope should make it a priority to rid the Church of sexism and see women as "thinkers" as well as "workers".

Cherie Blair recently leant her support to the International Planned Parenthood Foundation's "Lust for Life" program. As a theologian, Blair belongs to the school of Barbra Streisand (thinker), Starhawk (thinker), and Anna Quindlen (not a worker). Lest you have any doubts about her orthodoxy, Blair has been photographed several times smiling at the Archbishop of Westminster. Her lecture, moreover, was sponsored by The Tablet, recently commended by the Holy See for "loyalty in difficult times."

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