If former Reagan speechwriter keeps writing like she has done over the past couple of weeks, she may get invited to write for the National Catholic Reporter. Noonan, a longtime fawning apologist for everything "Pope John Paul II," wrote in her April 2 column:
The darling of the Republican right-wing Catholic circuit, Noonan seems to be changing her reportorial tune.
In today's column, Noonan is beginning to write what many have known for years: that the truth will win out, eventually, that the National Catholic Reporter has been at the forefront of reporting on this tragedy, and that the Vatican needs women and new blood leading it.
Noonan writes about how the truth, as found in "information," has beaten the Vatican in its latest attempt to re-write history:
The old Vatican needs new blood.
They need to let younger generations of priests and nuns rise to positions of authority within a new church. Most especially and most immediately, they need to elevate women. As a nun said to me this week, if a woman had been sitting beside a bishop transferring a priest with a history of abuse, she would have said: "Hey, wait a minute!"
Like George Weigel, another right-wing Pope John Paul II cheerleader, who is running as fast as he can to distance himself from that "efficacious leader of youth," Legion of Christ founder and sociopath, Fr. Marciel Maciel Degollado, Noonan appears to finally get it. Better late than never, I suppose.