posted on 09/29/2007 11:43:42 PM PDT
(Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
Nevertheless, in the next week or two you will probably see a dozen more news stories in other publications, citing the Independent's report. Within a month, thousands of readers will have the impression that the Pope has already embraced the cause of global warming-- all on the basis of speculation from a few anonymous "diplomatic sources."
That's why, unless I hear the Pope say it himself, see it quoted directly, or read it in one of his official statements, I don't usually believe what I read 'about' his comments.
posted on 09/30/2007 3:30:30 AM PDT
Recently, for example, he told a new Irish ambassador that he admired groups dedicated to preserving natural resources. Then he added this telling observation:
How disturbing it is that not infrequently the very social and political groups that, admirably, are most attuned to the awe of God's creation pay scant attention to the marvel of life in the womb.
Now there's the money quote, but as Lawler said, you'll see that one in few, if any, news stories.
posted on 09/30/2007 3:33:46 AM PDT
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