Archbishop Paglia Sees No Need to ‘Defend Christian Values’
If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Now we hear from Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, head of the Pontifical Academy for Life and the Pope John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family, does not plan to “defend Christian values.”
A high ranking Vatican archbishop who heads a pro-life Academy as well as a theological institute for marriage and family said that Christian values do not need to be defended because “they defend themselves.”
Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia dismissed concerns that Pope Francis’ controversial reforms of the Pontifical Academy for Life and the Pope John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family, which the Archbishop heads, signify any reluctance to fight for Christian values.
“My view is the exact opposite: I am so certain of the power of Christian values that I don’t feel a need to defend them, they defend themselves,” he said in an interview with Alfa y Omega published in English today.
It’s enough to make one’s head spin, I know, but pray for him.