“Except he wrote a letter to his paper urging the Catholic Church to accept women as priests.”
They want to portray him as a “devout pro-life catholic”
It would be a rare find to encounter a “devout pro-life catholic” who would write a letter supporting female priests.
Any catholic you meet who supports female priests tends to be pro-choice, and shows disdain for the authority of the pope.
So which was he?
hard to tell.
but it seems from the coverage that being devout and pro-life must make you suspicious as well.
Darned, most of the Catholics I know are both pro-life and would like to see married priests, and women given a more positive position in church missions.