It's just been announced that the Vatican has engaged a FoxNews correspondent, Greg Burke, to help improve its communications strategy.
If their intent is to copy FoxNews' strategy of distorting the truth in hopes of improving their image, then maybe this is a savvy, but deplorable, marketing choice. There's no question they've been looking pretty bad lately -- with the sexual abuse scandals and the cover-ups, tales of leaked documents and financial mismanagement -- and, in my opinion, terribly misplaced values in chastising nuns for spending too much time in soup kitchens and helping the sick and not enough time fighting abortion and marriage equality.
But wouldn't you think the spiritual leaders of a world religion that has more than a billion members would be soul-searching and cleaning up their act, rather than white-washing and distorting it?
Please tell me how I'm wrong to believe that something is out of whack with a religious hierarchy that hides and protects its pedophile priests but chastises its nuns for feeding hungry people.
The best they can come up with is hiring a FoxNews man to help improve their image?
Let's hope they're also searching their souls to try to understand how they got it so wrong. So far, there's little evidence of it.