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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Carla Bruni speaks out against the Pope.


"I imagine she's a pretty nice girl, but I wouldn't want to make her mine." - Beatles
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She claims that Church teaching on contraception is what has caused her to fall away from the Church, becoming more secular. That works if you don't know her past perhaps, but what she is really doing is taking advantage of her position as First Lady of France to attack the Holy Father and Catholic teaching.
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France's First Lady said that the Church's teachings had left her feeling "profoundly secular". She departed from her post's traditional religious neutrality to accuse the Pope of "damaging" countries in Africa with his stance on birth control.
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The Italian-born former supermodel risked angering believers in France and beyond by declaring that the Pontiff's proclamations showed that the Church needed to "evolve". "I think the Church should evolve on this issue. It presents the condom as a contraceptive which, incidentally, it forbids, although it is the only existing protection," she told Femme Actuelle, the women's magazine.
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The comments will cause Mr Sarkozy embarrassment in a country where, despite the separation of Church and State, a majority of the population was born Catholic. André Roux, a constitutional historian said: "It's unprecedented for a first lady to criticise the Pope. Charles de Gaulle's wife was very Catholic and would never had taken up position, remaining very discreet. The same was true of Bernadette Chirac, who never gave her opinion on religion or international affairs. "Even Danielle Mitterrand, the wife of François Mitterrand who was not a believer and aired her political views, never attacked the Pope. - Source
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C'est dommage.

7 comments:

  1. Oh my, criticized by a super-model. His Holiness must be quaking with fear.

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  2. Must be hell to continually have to look these people in the face during photo ops knowing they are in the process of blaming, belittling and buggering you and the Church you are called to humbly lead and serve.

    I know I'd want to say, "Mon cher, vous êtes plein de merde." I don't know how he does it. Oh right, he's the *Holy* Father.

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  3. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16054 "About 78 percent of practicing [American] Catholics had a favorable or very favorable view of Pope Benedict. Non-practicing Catholics were only slightly less likely to profess a favorable view. Among all Americans, about 59 percent had a favorable or very favorable view of the pontiff." Some days one wouldn't think so and if this is true what does it mean in regard to Catholics and the teaching of the CC?

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  4. When Mme. Sarkozy has to wear a burqua she might wish she and millions of other Frenchwoman had not practiced contraception so diligently.

    As for her slap against the Holy Father - I am sure he has heard worse by better. *shrug*

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  5. Comment? Elle a dit quelque chose d'importance? Non? Ah, j'ai cru que si . . .

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  6. Anonymous9:28 PM

    Here in Quebec we have an expression "ketaine" which means corny, tacky, in bad taste, gauche -- you get the idea. Mme. Sarkozy is incredibly ketaine -- excusez-moi pour dire qu'elle est une chienne -- totalement! Mon dieu, qu'elle est affreuse!

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  7. May I suggest a new title for your article: (since no one in North America knows or cares about who this girl is)

    Euro-Socialist Arm-Candy Proclaims Her Ignorance

    (Fact Compendium)
    http://heyitsjustablogman.blogspot.com/2009/03/condom-corporations-kill-you-for-your.html

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