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Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Good Osservatore article on Obama peace prize

President Obama was recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, as you have probably heard. Many Catholics immediately protested for various reasons - not least his support for abortion which the Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta described as "the greatest destroyer of peace in the world". Many commentators have cynically (but perhaps realistically) pointed out that he received it simply for "not being President Bush.

Catholic bloggers were astonished when the Vatican Press Office speedily released a note of congratulation.

Now L'Osservatore Romano has, Deo Gratias, published an article by Lucetta Scaraffia which is critical of the award.

Perhaps the various Vatican media operations need to sign up for the increasingly popular course on Rocket Science.
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