How deluded is the Catholic Church?
The men in charge of it recently accused nuns who fight poverty (but not gay rights and abortion rights) of promoting “radical feminist themes.”
They’ve (wrongly) accused the Girl Scouts of partnering with Planned Parenthood and promoting contraception and abortion.
Of course, they’ve argued with President Obama over their ability to restrict access to contraception. And there’s all the sex scandals and coverups…
And they think the solution to all their problems is “better PR“:
“We need more help and sophistication in our messaging,” said Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, who decried the “latest debacle” of bad PR over the treatment of American nuns (which involves an investigation by the Vatican, not the American bishops).
Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., suggested the not-quite-revolutionary idea of hiring a spokesperson, someone who “can speak for all of us.”…
You don’t need more sophistication in your messaging. You don’t need someone who can deliver your message more clearly.
You need a new message.
Your current image is that of men who are anti-gay, anti-women, and anti-comprehensive-health-care. You don’t do enough to punish the rapists in your midst. A spokesman (I was going to say spokesperson… but we all know they would never hire a woman for the job) won’t be able to make you look good when so much of what you preach goes against common decency.
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