About this blog: Discussing religion, spirituality and values. About the writers: Amy Umble is the religion reporter for The Free Lance-Star. Janet Marshall is the religion editor for The Free Lance-Star.
This week’s Faithful Five feature ommitted a word. A single word. But, as it turns out, a very important one. When writing about Pope Benedict’s new encyclical, I left out "opposing" as in "opposing abortion and birth control are good moral choices…"
I cannot apologize enough. Mistakes happen, but this is a biggie. When I realize how completely I’d misrepresented the Pope’s position, I was devastated.
But I also want to let everyone know that–contrary to what many voicemails and messages have suggested–I was not in any way trying to misrepresent the Pope.
It was a careless but honest mistake and I am truly sorry if it offended people.
A correction ran in yesterday’s paper, but I wanted to add my apologies.