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To: SB00
Hahahaha
Well, let that be a sign to anyone who says the catholic church won't clean up its act. Getting rid of Daschle is a start! ;)
2 posted on 04/17/2003 9:38:04 AM PDT by CaptainJustice (Dangerous Jesus Lover)
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To: CaptainJustice
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

Some Bishops are standing up and doing the right thing!

Weygard, Chaput, and -- well, whoever this guy is -- have gotten Gold Stars so far!

70 posted on 04/17/2003 10:40:59 AM PDT by JohnnyZ (okay, so that's not the best picture in the world but who am I, Holbein??)
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To: CaptainJustice; MHGinTN
[Cardinal Ratzinger's] Doctrinal Note marks at least the beginning of the end of the Vatican's toleration of what the pope's biographer George Weigel has called "Cuomoism" in the American Church: the effort to finesse abortion by declaring oneself personally opposed but politically supportive of laws allowing abortion. Catholics have a "duty to be morally coherent," the Doctrinal Note declares, and the Catholic fight on the life issues--abortion, euthanasia, and cloning--is not some merely prudential question, to be decided by political give and take. The Catholic Church doesn't take political positions--except when politics intrudes into something, like the right to life, that ought to be beyond the power of politicians.

The "duty to be morally coherent" simply means that you can't have it both ways. Which ought to put a real crimp in the style of certain Democrat politicans who call themselves "Catholic," notably including that monumental casuist, Mario Cuomo. Following Cuomo's example, many of his fellow Dems (and some Pubblies, too) think they can get away with speaking "out of both sides of their mouth." Truly I hope the pressure from the bishop makes Daschle squirm. He's got it coming, and he owes his constituents some clear evidence of personal integrity -- or not, as the case may be.

Thanks for this notable post, CaptainJustice.

72 posted on 04/17/2003 10:43:51 AM PDT by betty boop (God bless America. God bless our troops.)
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To: CaptainJustice
Hahahaha Well, let that be a sign to anyone who says the catholic church won't clean up its act. Getting rid of Daschle is a start! ;)?

At least it's good PR.

305 posted on 04/17/2003 3:33:27 PM PDT by Jorge
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