It seems to me that, up until recently, we could count on the Vatican press people to demonstrate the kind of integrity and honesty you might expect from the center of the Christian world. In some ways they were an example to others. Today they spin like the White House.
Why must they treat the Pope’s meeting with Kim Davis the same way they treat his emotional meetings with transsexuals and his supposed phone calls where he tells people in second marriages to go to Holy Communion?
Do they see any difference between these individuals, or are they just engaging in political dialogue with polar ‘extremes?’ Do they have any sense whatsoever of Christian teaching and witness, or are they just ashamed?
At Catholic World Report:
Robert Moynihan, editor of Inside the Vatican (and founding editor of Catholic World Report), has just posted a detailed description of a meeting alleged to have taken place between Pope Francis and Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed earlier this month for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
UPDATE: Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, SJ told Reuters that he would neither confirm nor deny that the meeting took place, and that there will be no further statements.
The Catholic Right is going to jump up and down about this. “Oh my gosh! Francis did something Catholic” (in secret). “Hearsay has it that he thanked a woman who refused to help the state confirm gay couples as spouses and heads of families! Davis says it happened but Francis and the Vatican are silent” (silenced?)
It’s interesting the two actually got together. Pope Francis and Davis don’t really have that much in common, do they?