article will include both public statements as well as reactions from
inside the Italian Bishops’ Conference to the proposals of the former
Archbishop of Milan who, among other things, told “L’Espresso” that
life does not begin at the moment of conception; an issue considered
“non-negotiable” by the Catholic Church in terms of its defense of
also include reactions by sociologist and former member of the
Socialist Party, Paolo Sorbi, who is now head of the Pro-life movement
of the Archdiocese of Milan, and Bishop Dante Lafranconi, who heads up
the Italian bishops’ Committee on Family and Life.
The article will be available on Friday at: www.chiesa.espressonline.it/index.jsp?eng=y
an article entitled, the “Day After Carlo Maria Martini”, set for
publication in English on Friday, Italian journalist Sandro Magister of
“L’Espresso” analyzes the reactions to the controversial statements by
Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini regarding the morality of condom use.