Christiane Amanpour, a non-Catholic, is at it again, telling Catholics not only what they should believe, but also what their religion is now. Last night on CNN’s Newsnight with Aaron Brown, she talked to Italians who don’t agree with the Church’s teachings (surprise, surprise) and concluded with the following:
AMANPOUR: The bottom line, people say, is that they want the church out of their bedroom. You know, it’s very similar to what a lot of reformist Muslims say, too. They do not want the mullahs in their bedrooms. And it does come down to that.
And quite a few of these issues are not about church doctrine. They’re about tradition that have been created over the years, for instance, celibacy, for instance, artificial birth control. And those are the ones you hear about most.
So she compares the Church’s hierarchy to extremist Muslim mullahs and then presumes to tell us that Pope Paul VI’s teaching in Humanae Vitae is not Church doctrine. Oh really? Christiane, where did you get your degree in Catholic theology? When were you nominated to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith? Since when do you get to tell us what is dogmatic and what is not?
Her blatant and crass politicking for Catholic dissidence is disgusting.
Thanks to midwestmom for alerting me to Christiane’s latest since I’ve given up on CNN’s coverage for myself.