Discretely mentioned, amid a flurry of headlines that range from a bishop's quote that "the spirit of Vatican II is a demon that must be exorcised" to the fundraising feats of a poker-playing and winning vicar, is a link to Umbert, The Fetus©™ Without Wit.
Yes folks, the National Catholic Register lumbers forward into the 21st century with all the latest technical accoutrement festooning its website, and the same-old same-old ideology fundamentally in place. Though it may be a clunky clam competing in a horse-race (to para-phrase the brilliant and prescient feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman) the Catholic Church perseveres in proclaiming the supremacy and imperativeness of its dogma.
And how perfectly Umbert the Unborn fits into that scheme. In the latest instalment, The Fetus©™ Without Wit floats in outer space, attached to the distant 'mother-ship' by his umbilical cord. The trite monologue "My mother is the vessel and I'm the prize" reinforces the Church Fathers' message that women are merely and toujours a mere vessel, a disposable container for the fertilized ova, zygote, embryo or fetus that that impregnate them.
NCR is also the acronym for National Cash Register, a profitable corporation now owned by AT&T.