The Church v. Berlusconi: 'Divorce, Italian Style'

divorzio_449The Church finally weighs in against the disastrous reign of Italian Playboy-PM (and erstwhile Vatican ally) Silvio Berlusconi. Apparently it was a strip-tease by a young woman dressed as a nun that pushed the vox dei over to the vox populi. And of course Berlusconi's people aren't taking it well.Quote of the day from The New York Times account:

[O]n Wednesday, Umberto Bossi, the leader of the Northern League and a key Berlusconi ally, said that instead of chiding the government, "bishops should say more masses."

Bossi, indeed. Give me Marcello Mastroianni any giorno.

David Gibson is the director of Fordham’s Center on Religion & Culture.

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