Tuesday, November 25, 2003

lord, protect us

Hmm, given all the other occasions when newspapers do not name sources, perhaps this would have been a good occasion as well.

From an NYT column: "Here at the grass roots, the Catholic Church is a vibrant, flexible organization enormously different from the out-of-touch Vatican. At the Catholic-run hospital here in Sonsonate, doctors tell women about IUD's and the pill — and especially about using condoms to protect against AIDS. Their humanitarian work is a reminder that the Catholic Church is much greater than the Vatican: local priests and nuns often ignore the troglodytes in Rome and quietly do what they can to save parishioners from AIDS.
"'The bishop is in San Salvador and never comes here,' explains Dr. Martha Alica De Regalada. 'So we never get in trouble.' "

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