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Catholic Church asks Tom Daschle to stop calling himself a Catholic
Weekly Standard (via Matt Drudge) ^ | April 17, 2003 | SB00

Posted on 04/17/2003 9:36:31 AM PDT by SB00

TOM DASCHLE may no longer call himself a Catholic. The Senate minority leader and the highest ranking Democrat in Washington has been sent a letter by his home diocese of Sioux Falls, sources in South Dakota have told The Weekly Standard, directing him to remove from his congressional biography and campaign documents all references to his standing as a member of the Catholic Church.

This isn't exactly excommunication--which is unnecessary, in any case, since Daschle made himself ineligible for communion almost 20 years ago with his divorce and remarriage to a Washington lobbyist. The directive from Sioux Falls' Bishop Robert Carlson is rather something less than excommunication--and, at the same time, something more: a declaration that Tom Daschle's religious identification constitutes, in technical Catholic vocabulary, a grave public scandal. He was brought up as a Catholic, and he may still be in some sort of genuine mental and spiritual relation to the Church. Who besides his confessor could say? But Daschle's consistent political opposition to Catholic teachings on moral issues--abortion, in particular--has made him such a problem for ordinary churchgoers that the Church must deny him the use of the word "Catholic."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Philosophy; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: catholic; catholiclist; daschle
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To: SB00
Wow! The Catholic Church disowning a public figure (even a bad one like D'asshole) starts a seed of respect for the church.
41 posted on 04/17/2003 10:06:52 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: CFIIIMEIATP737
How many 'buts' does it take before hypocrisy is rampant and we can't believe anything that is being said?

I don't know. How many "butts" are in the Democrat Party?

42 posted on 04/17/2003 10:07:28 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Revolting cat!
Diane Feinstein's next!

Don't forget Lieberman...

43 posted on 04/17/2003 10:07:43 AM PDT by bruin66
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To: SB00; MattinNJ; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; ..
Dashole's Voting Record
http://capwiz.com/nrlc/bio/keyvotes/?id=535

Sign Petitions:
http://www.cathfam.org/cfexcom/Excom.html
Herod's Heroes
http://www.dailycatholic.org/issue/2001May/2001hh.htm

An Old Testament, Litany of Life
http://www.usccb.org/prolife/liturgy/litany.htm
Canon Law and Abortion
http://members.aol.com/abtrbng/canonl.htm
The Gospel of Life--Evangelium Vitae
http://www.yankeesamizdat.org/items/EvanVitae.html
Living the Gospel of Life--A Challenge to American Catholics
http://www.nccbuscc.org/prolife/gospel.htm
Christian Patriots for Life
http://www.cpforlife.org/pro_life_education.htm
4-D Ultrasound
http://www.gemedicalsystems.com/rad/us/4d/virtual.html
44 posted on 04/17/2003 10:08:26 AM PDT by Coleus (RU-486 Kills Babies)
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To: SB00
The American Life League has been working on this for some time, now their "Deadly Dozen" project is showing some fruit. Go their Defense of the Catholic Church page and click on "Ad Campaigns" then "Deadly Dozen" for the full saga.
45 posted on 04/17/2003 10:09:30 AM PDT by \/\/ayne
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To: SB00

46 posted on 04/17/2003 10:10:20 AM PDT by Coleus (RU-486 Kills Babies)
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To: xsmommy
PING!!!!!
47 posted on 04/17/2003 10:11:17 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: hobbes1
couldn't happen to a nicer midget....
48 posted on 04/17/2003 10:11:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: \/\/ayne
STOPP Planned Parenthood
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/892053/posts
49 posted on 04/17/2003 10:12:03 AM PDT by Coleus (RU-486 Kills Babies)
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To: hobbes1
PONG!
50 posted on 04/17/2003 10:12:26 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I support FR monthly; and ABBCNNBCBS (continue to) Lie!)
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To: southernbychoice
The practice is rampant (it goes on in my own family, too), but it's still wrong.
51 posted on 04/17/2003 10:13:11 AM PDT by eastsider
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
ROTFL!
52 posted on 04/17/2003 10:13:29 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: SB00
"has made him such a problem for ordinary churchgoers that the Church must deny him the use of the word "Catholic."

I submit that he has been such a problem for ordinary citizens of the United States that we must deny him use of the words "Human Being" and "Fellow Americans".

53 posted on 04/17/2003 10:15:04 AM PDT by dokmad
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To: SoDak
This is really impressive...Way to go!
54 posted on 04/17/2003 10:16:18 AM PDT by livius (Let slip the cats of conjecture!)
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To: SB00
Are we still permitted to call him a Daschole?
55 posted on 04/17/2003 10:16:21 AM PDT by Hank Rearden (Dick Gephardt. Before he dicks you.)
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To: SB00
speechless bump
56 posted on 04/17/2003 10:16:29 AM PDT by swheats
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To: bruin66
Don't forget Lieberman...

The Catholic Church's history with Jews is forced conversion (or death), not ex-communication. My wife's family traced their lineage to Spain and the Inquisition where their Jewish surname suddenly changed to a Catholic surname.

57 posted on 04/17/2003 10:17:05 AM PDT by Onelifetogive
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To: southernbychoice
Is it still the case that they should not receive communion? My father's marriage to my mother has never been annulled, yet he and his new wife joined a parish, and receive communion every week.

If the first marriage was not annulled, then he is still married to your mother. In which case his "new wife" is not his wife at all.

That's called "adultery," and people engaged in it are in a state of mortal sin. Taking communion in a state of sin is forbidden.

SD

58 posted on 04/17/2003 10:19:10 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: dokmad
I submit that he has been such a problem for ordinary citizens of the United States that we must deny him use of the words "Human Being" and "Fellow Americans". LOL!
59 posted on 04/17/2003 10:19:39 AM PDT by RAT Patrol (Congress can give one American a dollar only by first taking it away from another American. -W.W.)
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To: SoothingDave
[P]eople engaged in it are in a state of mortal sin.
Objectively, yes.
60 posted on 04/17/2003 10:21:09 AM PDT by eastsider
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