Anxiously scouring the papers, but still no word from Christopher "ultra vires" Pearson explaining just why the actions of the Brazilian arm of the Holy Roman Church in relation to a nine year old's abortion of twins is a jolly good thing.
He explained at length why inviting the anti-semitic, ultra conservative SSPX (not to mention one holocaust denying bishop) was a jolly good thing, in the interests of diversity and plurality.
In his absence on the nine year's old rape, the Vatican has leapt into the fray, with a senior Vatican cleric defending the excommunication of the mother and doctors who conducted the abortion after the girl had been allegedly raped by her stepfather. (Vatican defends excommunication for 'raped' nine-year-old girl's abortion).
"It is a sad case but the real problem is that the twins conceived were two innocent persons, who had the right to live and could not be eliminated ... Life must always be protected, the attack on the Brazilian church is unjustified," said Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re to La Stampa.
Never no mind that the girl (apparently slim) would not survive carrying the fetuses to term.
But it gets even better (or worse, depending on your point of view). While the doctors and the mother get kicked out of the church, and into a post-this-world forever and forever of soul time in hell (from their point of view), the stepfather won't be expelled from the church.
Explanation? Abortion is much more serious than repeatedly raping a nine year old. (It seems that the 23 year old stepfather had been abusing the girl since the age of six, and also allegedly abused the girl's physically handicapped 14 year old sister).
Amazingly, one of the doctors intends to keep going to church, convinced people want a church full of forgiveness, love and mercy.
Sorry dude, you get the conservative cant of Archbishop Pell and arch apologist Christopher Pearson.
And people wonder why the church is rife with the sexually tormented, the paedophilic and the perverted. When offered up for review the serial rape of a nine year old who might die in the process of birthing as the result of this perverted paedophilia, the Church decides to punish those who seek to help, while the perpetrator is still held to the bosom of the church. And then Rome steps in to uphold the verdict.
Talk about sanctimonious humbug of the most offensive kind. Come on down Christopher Pearson, and make sure your explanatory humbug is of the special English, black and white striped peppermint kind, so we can get a little sugar hit before we choke on the nonsense.