Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Bishop Tobin A "Political Hack"?
So saith an alleged Catholic



Larry O'Donnell: Bishop Who Banned Patrick Kennedy 'A Political Hack'
By Mark Finkelstein
November 23, 2009 - 10:56 ET

Leave it to Larry to fan the flames . . .

On today's Morning Joe, Larry O'Donnell called the Roman Catholic bishop who barred Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) from taking communion a "political hack."

Interestingly, Mika Brzezinski had a totally different take, arguing the controversy was not about the Church but about Kennedy publicizing the matter in a play to his base. Though Bishop Thomas Tobin sent his letter to Kennedy more than two years ago, its contents didn't come to light until Kennedy recently revealed them to a Rhode Island newspaper.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: I think this is about Patrick Kennedy . . . All of a sudden this comes out . . . This is about Patrick Kennedy publicizing his rift with the Church so that he can appeal to members of his base.

. . .

LARRY O'DONNELL: This is a political act by a political bishop . . . Political bishops do the church absolutely no good. This guy's—this bishop is a political hack.

Joe Scarborough was quick to disassociate himself from the latest from the man he's dubbed Crazy Larry . . .

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Sister Margaret, I had nothing to do with this conversation, Sister. Nothing at all! I love the Catholic church.

5 Comments:

Blogger Al said...

It is a political act - by Kennedy, not the Bishop. The more I watch some of these idiots like Kennedy & newscasters like Chris Matthews & Larry O'Donnell the more I long for a reenactment of what happenned to Ananias & Sapphira in Acts 5 involving a few of them.

1:48 AM  
Blogger Coffee Catholic said...

Notice how Liberals excel at name-calling and nothing else?

3:51 AM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

"political hack."

The very definition of a politician. [Hint Hint! Patrick Kennedy]

2:19 PM  
Blogger The Book Burner said...

Hmm. Anyone notice the Vatican II/Syllabus of Errors dichotomy here?

4:19 PM  
Blogger Greta said...

Tobin was on ORielly this evening and it was fun to watch. Billy is far from a good Catholic and could not believe the positions this Bishop took on some issues which are in fact true Catholic teaching.

11:20 PM  

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