several excommunications that occurred in the 1950's involving Catholic legislators who fought vehemently and voted against a decision by the Catholic Church in their diocese to desegregate their parochial schools.
Thanks to you and your daughter.
Clearly, Bishop Burke's Notification cannot be said to be unprecedented, and because it is limited to "anti-life" issues (abortion and euthanasia), which one could conclude are even more important than school desegregation, excommunication appears to me to be an appopriate exercise of discretion.
To: Kryptonite; Desdemona; CAtholic Family Association
If I am not mistaken, Archbishop Burke will be celebrating his final Mass in the La Crosse diocese within the next few days, with a brief going away gathering to follow.
If you remind me, I'll research and relate the actual number of those in attendance.
I would love to see four or five hundred thousand Catholics brave the cold to bid farewell to this man of God. :)
posted on 01/18/2004 10:11:51 AM PST
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