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Posted on 03/13/2013 5:43:43 PM PDT by Kaslin
uring CBS's special coverage of the papal election on Wednesday, correspondent Mark Phillips singled out two dissenters from Catholic tradition in the middle of crowd of hundreds of thousands in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, mere minutes after the white smoke went out of the Sistine Chapel's chimney, and before Pope Francis emerged onto the balcony over the piazza.
The two activists, who wore pink "ordain women" pins, not only sought to change the Catholic Church's teachings on the all-male priesthood, but spotlighted "LGBT issues [and] reproductive health care" – a thinly-veiled reference to abortion and contraception – as issues that need to be drastically changed inside the Church. [audio available here; video below the jump]
CBS Goes Out of Its Way to Find the Catholic Dissenters in St. Peter's Square
Phillips granted an international platform to the two women, whom he merely identified as Marion and Erin. After pointing out the "ordain women" pins that they were wearing, the CBS journalist asked Marion, "What are you looking for from this man that's going to walk out onto that balcony?" Her reply was filled with oft-used code words from the left:
MARION: We're looking for a man that is open to dialogue and inclusion; a man that remembers that his job is to be like Jesus Christ – the original; and to include women – to go out of his way to include women. And to accept that the Church needs to be healed, and that one half is being excluded-
He then turned to Erin and tossed a similar softball question: "You're wearing the pin that says 'ordain women', and presumably, that's what you want. You want even women – to go as far as women priests in the Catholic Church." Phillips followed up by setting up his second guest to spout her pro-abortion and pro-homosexual activist talking points.
Later, anchors Scott Pelley and Norah O'Donnell spotlighted a recent CBS News/New York Times poll that found apparent support for women's ordination among Catholics in the U.S. In general, CBS has been boosting Catholic dissidents since Sunday, beginning with correspondent Barry Petersen's slanted report on priestly celibacy on Sunday Morning.
Pelley himself questioned the "doctrinally conservative" legacy of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI on Monday's CBS Evening News. The following day, on Tuesday's CBS This Morning, Anthony Mason and Gayle King brought on the president of a prominent dissenting organization of American sisters.
The relevant transcript of Phillips, Pelley, and O'Donnell from CBS's special coverage of the papal election on Wednesday:
SCOTT PELLEY: Mark Phillips is down in that huge crowd. People have come from all over the Eternal City. They have filled the square and all the streets around it. Mark, what do you see?
MARK PHILLIPS: Well, I see the crowd getting larger and larger. And I see Marion and Erin, who are two women who were in the crowd, and they've had an interest in this whole thing. The next pope is about to be announced. You're wearing pins that say, 'ordain women', which is a bit of a hint. (Marion and Erin laugh) So, what are you looking for from this man that's going to walk out onto onto that balcony we hope quite soon?
MARION: We're looking for a man that is open to dialogue and inclusion; a man that remembers that his job is to be like Jesus Christ the original; and to include women to go out of his way to include women. And to accept that the Church needs to be healed, and that one half is being excluded-
PHILLIPS: Very high expectations. Erin, you're wearing the pin-
PHILLIPS: That says 'ordain women'
PHILLIPS: And presumably, that's what you want. You want even women to go as far as women priests in the Catholic Church.
ERIN: Of course! Yes. I mean, that's my dream, as a child is to see a woman up there on the altar. But, you know, a first start would be, as Marion said, [an] opening dialogue. That's so important. Our our church has been you know, really needs some healing from the abuse and the scandal, and there's so many people that have been marginalized from our church.
But we're really looking for a reformer so, someone who's willing to meet the people of the Church, where they're at, and you know, for us, as part of women ordination worldwide, really hoping for someone, again, to open dialogue, talk with women be with us in community.
PHILLIPS: The woman's issue in the Church, of course, is a large one. But there are other challenges the Church has been facing-
MARION: Yes, absolutely-
PHILLIPS: We all know about the abuse scandal, of course, and the terrible things there. But also, in terms of the organization of the Church, what have you is it just talk about communication? Is that you want a church that you feel is more accessible to you?
ERIN: Transparent, accountable those are very important words for the people of the Church you know, when it comes to women's issues; when it comes to the sex abuse crisis; when it comes to LGBT issues, reproductive health care the Church really needs to to be transparent and open, and welcome women's voices into those issues.
PHILLIPS: Well, we're all here in anticipation and in suspense, to see whether the man who steps out there answers some of the questions that you've been posing.
MARION: Let's hope so-
ERIN: Yeah. We'll see soon. (laughs)
PHILLIPS: That's it from here, Scott.
PELLEY: Mark, thank you. The world's Catholics 1.2 billion people, the largest religion on Earth, waiting to hear what they will have in a new papacy. Will the Pope come from the old world or the new? Will the Pope be doctrinally conservative or more liberal?
Norah O'Donnell and Delia Gallagher, let me pull you into the conversation that we were just hearing with Mark Phillips. The Church in America is a very different place than than in much of the rest of the world. We did a CBS News /New York Times poll recently that indicated that a majority of Americans wanted to see a majority of American Catholics, I should say, wanted to see women in the priesthood.
NORAH O'DONNELL: There are 60 to 70 million Catholics in the United States, and many Catholics want the Catholic Church to address and understand the aspirations of women in the Church. And these aren't just women Catholics that are saying this. Cardinal Leonardo Sandri of Argentina said that women must be given more leadership positions in the Vatican. He said quote, 'They must have a much more important role in the life of the Church.' So, they're talking about ordaining women as deacons, so that they could participate more. That's one of the challenges, I think, the new pope will face.
PELLEY: And yet, Delia Gallagher, many of the cardinals who were mentioned prominently as candidates leading candidates for the papacy are not in favor of expanding the role of women.
DELIA GALLAGHER, CBS NEWS VATICAN CONSULTANT: That's correct. I mean, there's two discussions: one is the question of women priests actually making women, and giving them a priestly role; and the other is a question of women having decision-making power in the Vatican, and that is something which I think most of the cardinals because, indeed, Benedict XVI was open to appointing women to positions of power in the Vatican not the highest positions, which is where the problem lies, because in order to be president of a council, or in order to have the decision-making power, you have to be a bishop, and therefore, you have to be a priest. So, the two are related to a certain extent. Yet, I think, at the Vatican, they make they make attempts, at least, to include women. And it's a very long and slow process, but it has been done. Pope Benedict has said, in the past, that he wanted to make more room for women, and a greater role for women in decision-making things at the Vatican. But it's a different argument from making women priests, which has theological implications that that are very, very much more complicated, let's say.
These two pigs should have been hauled off by the Swiss Guard.
“go out of his way to include women”
Narcissistic egomaniacs. The world doesn’t revolve around you, Suzy, even if you didn’t get asked to the prom.
She definitely didn’t.
Look for the fat dykes...it's not a slur..it's scientific.
They’ve got unitarians. Why mess with Catholics?
Why did they even let these two into Italy? They should of been kicked out along with Phillips.
They sure should have been along with that stupid reporter
How ironic a skank news channell found skanks to skank up their broadcast.
Nah. The reporter deserved to get a pike to the face.
CBS has an agenda.
As sick twisted agenda.
They probably work for CBS.
I would suspect they are a “couple.”
Ha! I’ve always had the theory that femenazis were always just bitter women who could never get a prom date. Same with beta males.
But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. --Matthew 7:14
And Jesus didn’t condemn Mary Magdalene but he did admonish her to ‘go and sin no more’.
Absolutely....I think Rush was right on that, LOL.
Hundreds of thousands of praising praying Catholics versus two?
And the two get the national news?
And homosexuals and their agenda say we’re in the minority and intolerant?
Thanks for bringing the world AID’s you screw nuts. but no thanks
( of course THAT part of history has been deleted and it’s now a heterosexual disease but the fact remains it spread like wildfire in the SF Castor district and NY’s Greenwich village until the “agenda”
got hold of the propaganda and started the “bisexual” brigade then moved on to “It’s a heterosexual disease.” Didn’t take long).
Guess which two have the same agenda as DNCBS?
Pray for America
It couldn’t have been too hard to find 2 Bull Dykes in a crowd like that.
The lamestream media can always be counted upon to show their unbiased perspective towards conservative religion-
What’s this poll he’s hyping, saying a majority of “American Catholics” want women in the priesthood? I find this hard to believe, and grievous if true, but it just couldn’t be.
The only person to ever walk the face of this earth that didn’t sin and wasn’t G-d, was a woman. Isn’t that enough for these jerks? Ugh!
“...my dream, as a child is to see a woman up there on the altar...’
Only if it’s an Aztec service. Sorry, ladies, it’s only a feeble attempt at humor.
Of all the normal people in the crowd, they seek the aberrant? Why?
I hate people who aren’t Catholics say what the Church “needs to do”..
Once again, we can always count on American “media” hacks to try to soil a beautiful and historical event.
How come CBS doesn’t have some news anchors just like these two? Is the network anti-lesbian? I say hire them now!
So do I
Here’s the thing. According to the talking heads, the liberal Anglican/Episcopalian churches have it all, priestesses, gay bishops, freedom of contraception, etc. But, and I may be wrong on this, then why aren’t liberal Protestant denominations flourishing either in the US or throughout the world?
Why should Catholicism take on positions that are losers for other denominations? Catholicism’s biggest competition in the developing world isn’t liberal Protestantism, but evangelical Christianity which has all the things the talking heads hate. Do the talking heads believe that the bubble they live in is the only world that exists?
Last night’s coverage of the election involved the sex abuse and ordination of women; no wonder nobody watches any more. The “mainstream media” is geared towards single, childless Americans looking for a nod of approval for their life choices; this goes for news coverage and programming.
"Well, I want to make sure that God says all the things that makes me feel good about doing things He may not approve of. God is there for my convenience, after all. If He doesn't say things that I like to hear, I'll complain and protest, and make sure that everyone hears MY message instead of His. After all, I'm the one who is important, not Him, uhhh, HER! I'm here and on TV and SHE isn't!"
"And there you have the common perspective of the average Catholic on the street here at the Vatican, who was in no way hand-picked or sought out by presstitutes looking for ratings and drama where it doesn't exist. Back to you, Jim."