The liberal Catholic priest from ABC (powder blue sweater- gee, I hope he’s a UNC fan?)) said he didn’t want to politicize the issue by reading Dolan’s statement at Mass. Would he have said the same thing during the 1960’s civil rights fight? How about slavery? Would powder blue stay on the sidelines?
PS- as a practicing Catholic, I gave myself some license in decribing the good Father.
I recognized the face immediately. I think the powder blue’s to remind us that he’s really not one of those up-tight Catholic priests who stick to dogma. Guess he didn’t dare show up in a Santorum sweater. Priests like him are responsible for schisms. They’re the same ones that tell you in Confession that he understands why you’ve got to get an abortion at this incredibly delicate period of your life, why you’ve got to continue taking the pill. I asked my father once how these priests rationalized or justified giving such advice. Did they take on the sin themselves, I asked. The answer was, of course, no. Any priest giving advice like that committed a whole new sin, and worse than the one he was forgiving in God’s name—scandal.