A Catholic academic participating in a Rome conference this week, which intentionally rivals one held by the Pontifical Academy for Life earlier this year, has voiced concern over the body’s recent activities, saying he believes they are “embarrassing” the church by failing to uphold core moral teachings.
“As a father and as a Catholic intellectual, I’m really concerned about what the Pontifical Academy for Life is and the picture of the Church that it’s portraying to the world,” said Fulvio Di Blasi, an Italian lawyer and expert in ethics and St. Thomas Aquinas.
“It’s embarrassing,” he told Crux, saying, “It looks like, sometimes, the entire work of some people in the church is to justify homosexual sex, which is really ugly. I say ‘ugly’ because in classical ethics, good and beautiful go together, so there is an attraction to what is good.”
He also criticized what he said was a lack of advocacy from the Academy for Life on abortion, saying the academy “doesn’t look like they care much about it.”Catholic academic blasts Vatican’s Academy for Life as ’embarassing’ | Crux
Catholic academic blasts Vatican’s Academy for Life as ’embarrassing’ | Crux