No such thing.
In this topsy turvy world in which we live, there are so few things of which we can be sure. But there is one truth which endures: if someone tells you, “The Vatican says,” then it probably doesn’t. And what do they mean, “The Vatican,” anyway? And what do they mean, “says?”
The phrase “the Vatican says” doesn’t really mean anything, but it’s used all the time, in two main ways.
First is when the mainstream media latches onto a headline that’s too juicy to verify. The typical secular reporter knows as much about the teaching of the Catholic Church as I know about the inner workings of the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator, and generally their intention is to...READ MORE