Skip to comments.Following Outcry, Vatican Newspaper Criticizes Obama Peace Prize [Catholic Caucus]
Posted on 10/13/2009 9:37:15 AM PDT by Pope Pius XII
Following an outcry from pro-life organizations in response to Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi's expression of "appreciation" for the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama, the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano has published an editorial strongly criticizing the award.
After noting the irony of giving a peace award to a president who is continuing to fight two wars begun by his predecessor, author Lucetta Scaraffia notes that Obama's "oscillating policy" in Iraq and Afghanistan is "very similar to that held by the president towards the great bioethical issues, besides those regarding abortion, which have caused such controversy among American Catholics."
"In receiving the coveted award, Obama should remember that in 1979 he was preceded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who had the courage, in her official statements on the occasion of receiving the award, to remember that the more intense war, with the greater number of 'casualties,' is the practice of abortion, legalized and facilitated even by international institutions," continues Scaraffia.
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Obama to be considered for St. Hood ... ?
I sure as heck hope not. If so we’re in big trouble.
The Vatican has become too liberal. Liberalism is incompatible with Catholic teachings.
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