posted on 01/16/2003 6:05:27 AM PST
posted on 01/16/2003 6:07:54 AM PST
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The guidelines don't mention punishment _ such as excommunication _ for Catholic politicians who fail to tow the line. Rather, they frame the issue as one of ``conscience'' that politicians will have to deal with.
Another example of "catholic lite". How disappointing!
posted on 01/16/2003 6:09:32 AM PST
This is all very well, but in the end it all comes down to episcopal cojones. If AmChurch bishops are negligent or malfeasant -- and they are -- then the publication of
"new" guidelines is like so much yelling in the face of a hurricane.
posted on 01/16/2003 7:07:42 AM PST
I'm glad to see these guidelines. If nothing else, orthodox Catholics always have the pope in their corner. And this pope does have a paper trail doesn't he? He will be cited for generations to come. Viva il papa!
posted on 01/16/2003 8:09:06 AM PST
The Vatican told Catholic politicians on Thursday they must oppose laws on abortion, euthanasia and gay marriages and can not accept compromises
So what's next?
The Seventh Day Adventists Church told their politicians on Thursday they must oppose blood banks and transfusions and can not accept compromises?
The Christian Scientist Mother Church told their politicians on Thursday they must oppose laws giving access to medical care because only prayer was appropriate and it can not accept compromises?
And late news from Rome,
"The Vatican told Catholic politicians on Thursday that war with Iraq was wrong and they must give Saddam a big wet kiss and can not accept compromises"?
posted on 01/16/2003 8:15:48 AM PST
Two years ago, Pope John Paul II made More the patron saint for politicians. ``He taught by his life and his death that 'man cannot be separated from God, nor politics from morality,''' the document said.
posted on 01/16/2003 11:16:46 AM PST
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