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To: Polycarp IV; Pyro7480; Canticle_of_Deborah; Maximilian; NYer; Unam Sanctam; sinkspur; Aquinasfan; ..
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While I think the author is a bit off in his implications of which side of the culture war most bishops are on, I've always liked Bork and am happy he's converted.

There's a rumor circulating among those with Republican political ties that George W. Bush has taken strides towards conversion but confided to his brother Jeb (a Catholic) that he would not do so while in office due to the political implications. Probably just a story, but if not - it's hard to comprehend a genuine conversion put off on the advice of Karl Rove.

After the death of his first wife in 1980, Bork married Mary Ellen, who had taught religion for fifteen years as a nun of the Sacred Heart and remained actively Catholic even after her departure from that order.

I don't quite know what to think of this, however. Good for her for helping bring about conversion, but what is her (and his) attitude toward the consecrated life? Or towards taking solemn vows?

I've always wondered how someone could believe the wedding vows at a second marriage (or to an ex-priest or religious). Similar words were spoken and broken once, why not again?

2 posted on 04/13/2004 1:11:20 PM PDT by CatherineSiena
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To: CatherineSiena
"I've always wondered how someone could believe the wedding vows at a second marriage (or to an ex-priest or religious). Similar words were spoken and broken once, why not again?"

I have seen his wife on EWTN I think. I did not know she was a nun. Hmm.
3 posted on 04/13/2004 1:18:33 PM PDT by johnb2004
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There's a rumor circulating among those with Republican political ties that George W. Bush has taken strides towards conversion but confided to his brother Jeb (a Catholic) that he would not do so while in office due to the political implications.

Anyone hear anything about this?

4 posted on 04/13/2004 1:22:05 PM PDT by Polycarp IV (PRO-LIFE orthodox Catholic--without exception, without compromise, without apology. Any questions?)
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To: CatherineSiena
Similar words were spoken and broken once, why not again?

That is what we call the triumph of hope over experience.

5 posted on 04/13/2004 1:24:47 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Politcs: poli means many, and tics are blood sucking creatures)
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If there is one thing that I find wholly embarrassing as well as utterly repugnant, it's the way the GOP -- particularly the Bush family -- plays Catholics for fools.
7 posted on 04/13/2004 1:31:03 PM PDT by Askel5
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To: CatherineSiena; johnb2004
A very good friend of mine is an ex-nun, now married with a few children.

It can work. Remember that a lot of nuns joined a Catholic convent and found themselves in a Methodist convent only 15 years later.

So who broke WHOSE vows?
14 posted on 04/13/2004 2:06:11 PM PDT by ninenot (Minister of Membership, TomasTorquemadaGentlemen'sClub)
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To: CatherineSiena
Many conversions take a long time. Look how long it took Chesterton.
18 posted on 04/13/2004 3:33:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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