Vatican's choice of Communications Adviser speaks volumes

The Vatican has picked up Greg Burke as their Communications Adviser.

The Vatican has brought in the Fox News correspondent in Rome to help improve its communications strategy as it tries to cope with years of communications blunders and one of its most serious scandals in decades, officials said Saturday.

Greg Burke, 52, will leave Fox to become the senior communications adviser in the Vatican’s secretariat of state, the Vatican and Burke told The Associated Press.

The Vatican: convincing the world that they’re trustworthy by hiring the castaways of one of the world’s most flagrant propaganda machines.  Way to turn over a new leaf, Vatican.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Randomfactor

    But they’ve known for going on 2000 years that appearance trumps truth. Why should they change now?

  • Suido

    Perhaps it’s actually a paid research sabbatical.

  • Aliasalpha

    “We decree: You believe”?

  • Albert Bakker

    100 years from now it ‘ll be much better. Catholics can pray to Saint Burke to make their misdeed invisible to others. Of course confession will remain optional.

  • Kristjan

    And according to Adele Stan, he’s also a numerary of Opus Dei, one of the most controversial Catholic organizations.

  • Konradius

    “We decree: You believe”?

    +1 internets for you.

  • Carigeen

    A letter from Eamon Reid in today’s Irish Times captures the situation perfectly.
    The catholic church is as contemptible today as it always was.

    Sir, – I would like to share with your readers my experience of the opening day of the Eucharistic Congress. I was one of the few survivors of sexual abuse committed by the clergy, who were holding a silent vigil outside the gates of the RDS on Sunday. I was not connected to any organisation, and stood outside one of the main entrances.

    Most of the pilgrims passed by with averted eyes and were non-committal, others were verbally abusive. Towards the end of the protest I stood with two other survivors of abuse to have photos taken as a memento of the day. We are no longer young, one of us is in a wheelchair. Unknowingly, we were two feet inside the gate and were immediately pounced upon by Congress security guards who pushed us through the gate and ordered us in no uncertain terms off the premises.

    They had no uniforms or name identification tags. I objected and tried to capture them on camera, some ran off and others tried to hide their faces. Then gardaí were called to deal with us and they warned us not to trespass on private property. All two feet of it. ….

  • Kevin

    cuz it worked so well with George Bush and Tony Snow (job).

  • hexidecima

    what will the rabid protestant evangelicals do when they find out a filthy Papist was working for their idol, Faux Noise?