On Monday, Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City joined a long list of bishops issuing increasingly apocalyptic warnings about the consequences of Barack Obama winning the presidency. He urged voters to consider "their eternal salvation."
Evidently, Cardinal Bertone considered his eternal salvation and reached a different conclusion about the consequences of Obama’s victory. Yesterday’s front page of L’Osservatore Romano, the official newspaper of the Vatican that Bertone signs off on, featured a laudatory article that read like it had been written by David Axelrod.
And, the Pope himself broke precedent to send a telegram of congratulations to President-elect Obama. Hmmmm. I wonder. If you listen really carefully, will you hear the sound of gnashing of teeth in several stateside chanceries?