Well that’s what should be the attitude. But the world’s largest, richest and most thoroughly lawyered pedophile cult thinks otherwise
“Representative Patrick J. Kennedy of Rhode Island said on Sunday that the Roman Catholic bishop of Providence had instructed him to refrain from receiving communion because of his stance on abortion.
Mr. Kennedy said Bishop Thomas J. Tobin “instructed me not to take communion and said that he has instructed the diocesan priests not to give me communion,” according to The Providence Journal, which first reported the incident.”
I don’t see any loss here. Christianity is the worship of a flesh-eating zombie and “communion” an institutionalization of his practices.
Of course you don’t have to actually be a zombie yourself. . .
But Michael K. Guilfoyle, a spokesman for the diocese, said Sunday that the bishop had “never addressed matters relative to public officials receiving holy communion with pastors of the Diocese of Providence.”
In a statement released on Sunday, Bishop Tobin added that his instructions to Mr. Kennedy had come more than two years ago, in a private letter on Feb. 21, 2007.
“In light of the church’s clear teaching, and your consistent actions,” the letter said, “I believe it is inappropriate for you to be receiving holy communion and I now ask respectfully that you refrain from doing so.”
He’s a fine one to talk about “refraining.”
“The bishop said he was surprised that Mr. Kennedy had chosen to reopen the public discussion of the faith just two weeks after he told reporters he would no longer discuss these matters publicly.”
And did he call a press conference? Uh. no.
Let’s see that Ratzi slap again.
“The announcement by Mr. Kennedy, a Democrat in his eighth term, is the most recent escalation in an unusually personal dispute between the men that became public after Mr. Kennedy criticized the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops for threatening to oppose an overhaul of the health care system unless it tightened restrictions on publicly-financed abortion.”
Well the Church might want to reconsider that, because . . .
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IOW, Baby-fuckers must pay their fair share of taxes like everyone else.
“The separation of church and state is a legal and political principle derived from the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . .” The modern concept often credited to the writings of English philosopher John Locke, the phrase “separation of church and state” is generally traced to an 1802 letter by Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptists, where Jefferson spoke of the combined effect of the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. It has since been quoted in several opinions handed down by the United States Supreme Court,though the Court has not always fully embraced the principle.”
Be that as it may, The Church might well consult its many lawyers , because. . .
“Mr. Kennedy’s office did not reply to requests for comment on Sunday.
In an interview with Cybercast News Service on Oct. 21, Mr. Kennedy said he could not understand “how the Catholic Church could be against the biggest social justice issue of our time,” a reference to expanding health insurance, adding that its stance was fanning “flames of dissent and discord.”
In response, Bishop Tobin accused Mr. Kennedy of “false advertising” for describing himself as a Catholic.
”If you freely choose to be a Catholic, it means you believe certain things, you do certain things,” Bishop Tobin said at the time. “If you cannot do all that in conscience, then you should perhaps feel free to go somewhere else.”
You know Patrick, in some ways they’re letting you off easy. Back in the day. . . .
“The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has lobbied strenuously against including federal financing for abortion in the health care legislation, and Bishop Tobin, who has led the Diocese of Providence since 2005, has been a vocal participant.
Mr. Kennedy opposed the strengthening of anti-abortion language in the House health care bill. But ultimately he supported the final bill, which included tough language on the use of federal money for abortions.”
Just not tough enough for the baby-fuckers.
On Sunday, Bishop Tobin said that he had “no desire to continue the discussion of Congressman Kennedy’s spiritual life in public.”
Like Bloody Hell you don’t!!!!
“At the same time,” he added, “I will absolutely respond publicly and strongly whenever he attacks the Catholic Church, misrepresents the teachings of the church or issues inaccurate statements about my pastoral ministry.”
Or get that Donohue creep to do it for me.
Time to leave the church, Patrick. You’re good man. You don’t need it.
Take it away Tom!