The real quote:
The quotes the media have been circulating:
What does this all mean? At any point the writers of the stories about the Pope's book in the English-speaking press could have picked up the book and looked up the quote to publish it accurately. They did not. They did not bother. The media is reporting on itself, not on the Pope. They want their controversies. Well, now they've a credibility controversy (they should anyway). Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy. They should all be running corrections! More on this to come...
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Update: Please check out my article on First Things.