Thursday, May 21, 2009

About the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano

In this article George Weigel has some good information about the authoritativeness of articles that appear in L'Osservatore Romano. The gist of it is that basically, the articles and editorials in the Vatican newspaper have no special authority, but they just reflect the opinions and insights of the various writers.
However, he mentioned something that I didn't know. When an editorial is followed by three dots, that's a sign that the editorial in question came from someone of high rank in the Vatican. That doesn't make it an official church teaching, of course, but could reflect the thinking of Vatican "higher-ups".

1 comment:

opey124 said...

I didn't know that either.
Of course, in quoting, I thought it indicated more was after or something. I would have been totally clueless.
It is good to keep things in perspective, such as opinions and newspapers, but some have gone over board with picking those that dissent on key teachings. And with most, not all, not knowing their faith as they should, it is easy to confuse people and lead them astray.
Of course, President Obama doesn't want to be viewed as "pro abortion" but the facts say otherwise.

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