A Catholic “two-fer”

I am disappointed that the Congressman would make public my pastoral and confidential request of nearly three years ago that sought to provide solely for his spiritual well-being

So intones Thomas Tobin, Bishop of Rhode Island on his decision to not allow Patrick Kennedy to take communion because of his stance on abortion rights.

No word on whether the Mother Church, or any other herd in the Christian “flock” for that matter, is planning to take any such a stand against politicians in favour of the death penalty or leading their nation off to war.

In addition, in a rearguard action against the march of humanity and common sense, Donald Wuerl, the Catholic Archbishop of Washington, signed the “Manhattan Declaration”, which indicates that it’s okay for Catholics and other Christians to commit acts of civil disobediance in defense of the Christian Rights’ stance on issues from abortion to the rights of homosexuals not currently clergy.



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