You’re Just Attacking the Vatican Because You Don’t Like Its Anti-Gay Marriage Advocacy

This sounds about right: Rather than own the criticism over its handling of the priest abuse scandal — which was horrific — the Catholic Church is insisting the attacks on it in the press are retribution for its positions on gay marriage and abortion.

“The pope defends life and the family, based on marriage between a man and a woman, in a world in which powerful lobbies would like to impose a completely different” agenda, Spanish Cardinal Julian Herranz, head of the disciplinary commission for Holy See officials, told a radio audience.

It’s lovely to see, however, that at long last the Holy See is letting the Devil off the hook.