ANTI-CATHOLIC BIGOTS ATTACK VATICAN
On July 14, a group of pro-abortion feminists, led by Frances Kissling of Catholics for a Free Choice, and Feminist Majority leader Eleanor Smeal, held a rally at the Vatican Mission in New York and the Vatican embassy in Washington, D.C. The demonstrators protested what they said was the Vatican’s lack of accountability in addressing the alleged issue of sexual abuse of nuns by priests.
The purpose of these rallies, we said to the media, was so transparent that only a raving lunatic couldn’t figure it out. For example, Frances Kissling and Eleanor Smeal have been at war with the Roman Catholic Church for decades. Because the Church is against abortion and they are for it, they look for every opportunity to bash Catholicism. We even said that what motivates them is malice, not genuine concern for the well-being of nuns. As proof, we offered this gem: Kissling is on record admitting that her goal is to “overthrow” the Catholic Church and Smeal is on record tying Catholic bishops to the Klan as part of a “reactionary coalition.”
There’s more. In 1987, Kissling and Smeal managed to get themselves arrested outside the Vatican embassy in Washington while protesting the visit of Pope John Paul II to the United States. “It is doubtful that these aging activists have it in them to get escorted off in cuffs one more time,” we said, “but if they do, it sure will make our day.”
“In any event,” we concluded, “if Kissling and Smeal are truly interested in the issue of men preying on women, they ought to leave priests and nuns alone and start investigating what’s happening in Washington between politicians and their interns.”