Oct 192010
 

by Anura Guruge

I first saw this story, with incredulity, on Thursday night, October 14 and commented about it in our comments section. I had read the story here: http://wdtprs.com/blog/2010/10/remember-my-question-about-the-new-dicastery/

Italian Archbishop Rino Fisichella, the new curial Web czar, waiting for a connection. Photograph thanks to: howstuffworks.com

Italian Archbishop Rino Fisichella, the new curial Web czar, waiting for a connection. Photograph thanks to: howstuffworks.com

Louis Epstein, our new frequent contributor, had told me to visit that site for its discourses on liturgy and prayer given that there was a ‘thread’ in progress about Catholic beliefs.

Today, I happened to see it on the front page of the UK Catholic Herald: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2010/10/14/office-for-evangelising-cyberspace-does-not-have-internet-access-says-official/

Given that this was 2010, the story amazed me. It is beyond the pale. I often ask in print: ‘what is the curia thinking?‘ Sometimes, if I am particularly irked, I add: ‘what are they smoking?‘ Some take exception for what they see as my impertinence, but can you really blame me when you see stuff like this? It is basic, common sense stuff — but maybe that is what they lack, ‘common sense.’

I am constantly amazed (but not in a good way) by the Vatican Web site. Last I looked, over this weekend, they hadn’t updated the College of Cardinal numbers in over 7 months. To me that is unacceptable. I haven’t looked that hard, but from what I saw, data on the recent cardinal creating consistories were also patchy.

Talk about credibility.

Talk about instilling confidence.

I am still shaking my head.

Any comments?

Thanks.

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