Father Fessio stands up for Benedict

Father Fessio stands up for Benedict

Father Joseph Fessio’s hometown newspaper has done a profile of him, especially concerning his relationship to Pope Benedict and that as founder of Ignatius Press, he is the Pope’s publisher. It adds some interesting detail to his recent appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press.

On Sunday, the fiery Fessio went head-to-head with Tim Russert on NBC’s “Meet the Press” over the pope’s conservative cultural stands involving birth control, sexual habits and the role of women in the church.

Fessio said he thought the talk-show format cheated him in defending the pope, plus he had already had a long day “and several glasses of white wine.”

I think they’re having a lot of fun in the Ignatius Press offices these days.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli