How dare they give it to a muslim woman?

That seems to be the reaction of the Catholics to the Nobel Peace Prize going to Iranian activist Shirin Ebadi rather than the Pope. Via James we read the Vatican had this to say:

Many researchers say that the pope's opposition to birth control, pre-marital sex, homosexuality and female priests seemed intolerant to many Norwegians, especially women, despite a 25-year-reign devoted to peace and religious reconciliation [on his own terms].

Three of the five Nobel committee members are women. One Vatican official sniffed: "I thought this was a peace prize and not a prize in sexual ethics."

The Vatican can stick it. There's nothing peaceful about them or the Pope.

they just sound like a bunch of sore losers to me, grumbling that the ref. was biased

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Published on October 10, 2003 2:24 PM.

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