Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Cardinal Amato (Latin for Love)
Cardinal Amato and Pope Benedict
Gay marriage evil, abortion terrorism: Vatican
By Philip Pullella Mon Apr 23, 2:43 PM ET
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican's second-highest ranking doctrinal official on Monday forcefully branded homosexual marriage an evil and denounced abortion and euthanasia as forms of "terrorism with a human face."
The attack by Archbishop Angelo Amato, secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was the latest in a string of speeches made by either
Pope Benedict or other Vatican officials as Italy considers giving more rights to gays.
[Don't you just love when they use words like "attack" I think it means the criticism was dead on. Plus it reminds me of the Church Militant which was the way the Church was perceived before we became one big hippie-love-in.]
In an address to chaplains, Amato said newspapers and television bulletins often seemed like "a perverse film about evil." He denounced "evils that remain almost invisible" because the media presented them as "expression of human progress."
He listed these as abortion clinics, which he called "slaughterhouses of human beings," euthanasia, and "parliaments of so-called civilized nations where laws contrary to the nature of the human being are being promulgated, such as the approval of marriage between people of the same sex ..."
to read the rest you can go to Drudge.