Posidonio Spulci is a cardinal from Spoleto, Italy, who, during the third session of Vatican III, spoke on his plan to make birth control a venial sin (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies, 88).


Posidonio appears to be an echo of the god Poseidon[1], while spulci translates to “scrutinize” in Italian[2].


  1. Wikipedia: Poseidon
  2. Wiktionary: spulci
9. Letter from Vatican City

Nepomuk PrynneThird Vatican CouncilPope
Attendees: BibbienaErcolaneo ClottovecchioBishop of South SaigonCordwainGambattoGobartRatkissonescuCharles Cardinal "Buzzy" SparberPosidonio Spulci