Friday, October 23, 2009

The Dogma Of The American Patriotic Catholic Church Gets Clearer All The Time
Kardinal Kennedy speaks

Try not to vomit as you read some of this article from the Catholic News Service; (Emphasis mine)

Patrick Kennedy: Catholic Church Fanning ‘Flames of Dissent and Discord’ by Opposing Health Bill Over Abortion Funding

(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I) told CNSNews.com that the Catholic Church is doing nothing but fanning “the flames of dissent and discord” by taking the position that it will oppose the health-care reform bill under consideration in Congress unless it is amended to explicitly prohibit funding of abortion.

“I can’t understand for the life of me how the Catholic Church could be against the biggest social justice issue of our time, where the very dignity of the human person is being respected by the fact that we’re caring and giving health care to the human person--that right now we have 50 million people who are uninsured,” Kennedy told CNSNews.com when asked about a letter the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) had sent to members of Congress stating the bishops' position on abortion funding in the health-care bill.
Now it's 50 million. I thought it was 47 mmillion, I mean 40 million, I mean 30 million. Someone make up my mind.

12 Comments:

Blogger Old Bob said...

Patrick Kennedy is as full of it as the rest of the clan (or Klan) and should be excommunicated. God have mercy on his soul.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Sorry, Cavey. I am barfing.

The former (if he ever was one) Patrick Kennedy is concerned about 50 million people, but what about the 100 million+ that never made the lucky sperm club to be born into this world?

Social justice or salvation? Clearly we (corporately) seem to have chosen some pale imitation of social justice in lieu of salvation.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

I meant former "Catholic." Geez

12:26 PM  
Blogger VSO said...

Old Bob took the words right out of my mouth.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

Looks to me like another fat drunk Mick.

And we should pay attention.....why?

2:42 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

I live in Rhode Island and am part of the Diocesan Human Life Guild. I thought you would enjoy Bishop Tobin's response to that idiot Kennedy. I give kudos to the Bishop for calling him ignorant, irresponible and a dissapointment.


Statement of Bishop Tobin in Response to Congressman Kennedy’s Attack on Catholic Church



( PROVIDENCE , R.I. )-The Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, today issued the following statement in response to a Cybercast News Service article that reported: Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I) told CNSNews.com that the Catholic Church is doing nothing but fanning “the flames of dissent and discord” by taking the position that it will oppose the health-care reform bill under consideration in Congress unless it is amended to explicitly prohibit funding of abortion.

“Congressman Patrick Kennedy’s statement about the Catholic Church’s position on health care reform is irresponsible and ignorant of the facts. But the Congressman is correct in stating that “he can’t understand.” He got that part right.

As I wrote to Congressman Kennedy and other members of the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation recently, the Bishops of the United States are indeed in favor of comprehensive health care reform and have been for many years. But we are adamantly opposed to health care legislation that threatens the life of unborn children, requires taxpayers to pay for abortion, rations health care, or compromises the conscience of individuals.

Congressman Kennedy continues to be a disappointment to the Catholic Church and to the citizens of the State of Rhode Island . I believe the Congressman owes us an apology for his irresponsible comments. It is my fervent hope and prayer that he will find a way to provide more effective and morally responsible leadership for our state.”

3:04 PM  
Blogger Arkanabar T'verrick Ilarsadin said...

Adeotas,
the number is off by an order of magnitude. Abortion has slain over 1,000,000,000.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

I was talking about the U.S. and didn't make it sufficiently clear. Nonetheless, I take your point . . . in spades!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Batjacboy said...

Well put, Bishop Tobin. Sticks it to Kennedy by addressing both his competency and his Catholicity.

5:48 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

If suddenly we have scores more millions on the insurance list, then where are the additional doctors to treat them going to come from ?

Kennedy should redefine the "biggest social justice issue" as abortion, and then second as stopping the gay movement, and finally to consider that a major social justice issue is for Congress to stop preventing the addition of sufficient numbers of doctors.

But he claims that he cannot comprehend this stuff: So why do his constituents elect someone who cannot comprehend anything so simple?

Kennedy does not ask why, but simply states that it is beyond his capacity. I'll wager that he got through Harvard with his family cheat sheets (the green ones with pictures of presidents on them).

6:26 PM  
Blogger Al said...

Bob, while I like what Bishop Tobin said, what else has he done to make it clear to Kennedy he is not a Catholic in good standing.

12:17 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

Al,

Good point. Bishop Tobin hasn't done much else. I would love to see him tell Kennedy not to present himself for communion.

2:18 PM  

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