Slugfest at the Vatican

If I known it was going to be a slugfest, I’d have shown up myself.

I mean, what’s more fun than bashing liberal heads!  They’re empty and crack easily.  Oh, it’s a figure of speech.  Never mind.

The Washington Post reports:

At one point during a major summit of the Roman Catholic hierarchy that ends this weekend, a senior conservative bishop took the floor inside the Vatican’s assembly hall and promptly charged his liberal peers with doing the devil’s work.

Archbishop Tomash Peta of Kazakhstan captured the intensity of the divide, raising eyebrows — and even a few incredulous laughs — as he decried some of the policy changes being floated at the synod as having the scent of “infernal smoke.”

The three-week gathering, known as a synod, has erupted into a theological slugfest over Pope Francis’s vision for a more inclusive church, displaying the most bitter and public infighting since the heady days of Catholic reform in the 1960s.

May God have mercy on us all.