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McGreevey: Church wrong to dictate to Catholic politicians
NJ.COM ^

Posted on 04/23/2004 5:10:47 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Edited on 07/06/2004 6:39:39 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) Gov. James E. McGreevey said he loves his Catholic faith and will continue to practice it, but church leaders are wrong to tell him and other politicians not to support abortion rights.

Church opinions like the one issued Friday by the Vatican force American Catholics to chose between obeying their religion and practicing politics, McGreevey said.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: abortionlist; catholic; catholiclist; catholicpoliticians; homosexualagenda; mcgreevey; newjersey; nj; politicians; prolife
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but he loves his democrat party more....
1 posted on 04/23/2004 5:10:47 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
plus no one can tell a politician anything.
2 posted on 04/23/2004 5:12:19 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye ((Kerry is a flake))
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To: Sub-Driver
Abandon all hope, Governor, you and everyone like you is damned to a hell fire of gloom and despair for all eternity if you don't repent.
3 posted on 04/23/2004 5:17:27 PM PDT by Ronly Bonly Jones (killing innocent people is not a hobby that anyone should take up)
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To: Sub-Driver
If he wants to follow his "own voice" on issues of fundamental Church Doctrine and the killing of babies, then he should just become a Protestant, maybe an Anglican/Episcopalian, and quit polluting the Community of Saints.

The arrogance of these people is beyond belief.
4 posted on 04/23/2004 5:19:02 PM PDT by vanmorrison
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To: Sub-Driver
Is it wrong for politicians to dictate to religions. McGreevey had a priest forcibly kicked out of a Catholic church. McGreevey stages his campaign events at churches.
5 posted on 04/23/2004 5:20:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Sub-Driver
Gov. James E. McGreevey is a first class hypocrite. I attend a Christian Missionary Church and fully believe in what it teaches. Those that don't are free to depart at any time, but to date the numbers are increasing. Our bible is the standard one, and anyone that can't read the Lords directive on homo's and the Ten Commandments is in sorry shape indeed. Me thinks Kerry like Clinton is a "for show" Christian.
6 posted on 04/23/2004 5:21:13 PM PDT by Joee
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To: Sub-Driver
To Catholics, the Eucharist represents the body and blood of Jesus

That's not what I was taught. The Eucharist is the body and blood.

7 posted on 04/23/2004 5:21:52 PM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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McGreevey is really not welcome in ANY Protestant organization for the simple reason that deep down inside he's a bigot. You can tell that from the way he mindlessly clings to his mother's church. It's certainly not based on any profound understanding of Christian theology.

He should have a "come to Jesus" moment with a Bishop or two and be given the choice ~ be a Catholic, or get out.

8 posted on 04/23/2004 5:22:32 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Sub-Driver; Coleus
"I love my faith," McGreevey said Friday. "But as governor, I have a basic moral obligation to govern in a Democratic, civil, inclusive society."

McGreevey wouldn't know a basic moral obligation if it hit him in his face. He may very well be the most corrupt politician in the most corrupt state in the Union. And even in this highly Democrat majority state, his approval ratings are far below 40%.

9 posted on 04/23/2004 5:23:38 PM PDT by Cagey
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To: Joee
Clinton, Kerry, McGreevey....all CINO's - Christian in name only. Meanwhile McGreevey lays the "position" on abortion as one that comes from his church. Bottom line is, God had already spoken on the matter....long before there was a Catholic church. Woe unto those who only believe in God....but refuse to believe God.
10 posted on 04/23/2004 5:24:04 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Sub-Driver
One bright note about McGreevey. A few months ago he endorsed Howard Dean.
11 posted on 04/23/2004 5:25:53 PM PDT by Cagey
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In all fairness, the Bishops would set a better example if they cleaned up this same problem in Catholic Institution.

Here is another real outrage, taking place at Seton Hall Law School on Friday, April 16, 2004. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is notoriously pro-abortion and voted to strike down the partial-birth abortion laws of more than 30 states, is presenting the annual "Sandra Day O'Connor Medal of Honor" to Judge Maryanne Trump Barry of the U.S. Court of Appeals, the pro-abortion author of the opinion striking down the New Jersey partial-birth abortion statute. "

12 posted on 04/23/2004 5:28:15 PM PDT by ex-snook (Glory to You, Word of God, Lord Jesus Christ.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Yea just what the heck does a priest know about moral issues? Obviously the right onerous NJ gov know better of such things.
13 posted on 04/23/2004 5:29:02 PM PDT by SERE_DOC ("9 out of the 10 voices in my head told me to go home & clean my weapons!")
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To: Sub-Driver
..."and to receive that sacrament they should be free of sin.
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Well, that eliminates just about everyone...
14 posted on 04/23/2004 5:29:25 PM PDT by Blzbba
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To: Mannaggia l'America
"The Eucharist is the body and blood."

That's what I was taught, too.
15 posted on 04/23/2004 5:30:25 PM PDT by Blzbba
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To: Sub-Driver
McGreevey said he would be forcing all residents to accept his faith.

Wrong again, Senator Dumbass.

Since McGreevey is not king, his word does not become law. He only applies his word to the political mix, which forms the law. What little power he does have (1% of the Senate) he trades to his true god: Moloch, the thief of children, who pays McGreevey quite well.

Money and power are more important to Dumbass than his faith, so he hides behind semantics and does what he's told.

16 posted on 04/23/2004 5:32:49 PM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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Oh, he's Governor Dumbass, that's worse yet. I was thinking of his cohort in Hell, Senator Dumbass Corzine.

Governor Dumbass is trading off quite a lot of power, I hope he and Moloch (the thief of children) have struck a fair bargain.

Yeah, right.

17 posted on 04/23/2004 5:34:51 PM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: Blzbba
Ok Senator Kerry, either you is or you aint Catholic.
The shucking and jiving for the Massachusetts Catholic Democrats is over. You can affirm your faith or call Rev. Gene Robinson in New Hampshire. He is an expert at creating his own blend of religion and conduct
18 posted on 04/23/2004 5:38:29 PM PDT by oldironsides
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To: Petronski
ugh, minor corection, he's our idiot Governor, but point well taken
19 posted on 04/23/2004 5:38:58 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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This shows what a bunch of hacks the low life ba#tards are.They are not catholics they are baby killers and nothing more.
20 posted on 04/23/2004 5:39:44 PM PDT by solo gringo (Always Ranting Always Rite)
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