CNN and others have the headline “Pope ends Slovakia tour“
What happened to their normal editorial standards? How did they let this headline slip through? Where is the mandatory papal modifier of frail, weak, or at least ailing?
Becoming a Catholic late into this Holy Fathers pontificate I had thought that frail was some kind of traditional ecclesiastical acclamation, I figured there was a Hail Mail and a Frail Pope.
This headline “Pope makes anti-abortion gesture” is in reference to:
The 3-year-old girls, who were joined at the pelvis before being surgically separated in 2000, were accompanied by their mother, Melita, who held them up to John Paul. The frail pope held up his right hand and touched each on the cheek. The mother knelt and kissed the pope’s ring.
“Be protectors of life,” the pope told the crowd of pilgrims.
So now if you celebrate life it is an anti-abortion gesture. Would they only have been pleased if the Pope told those previously conjoined twins that they should have been aborted? “Look mom someone is hugging their kids! Look away son that is an anti-abortion gesture.”