February 3, 2012
'Smart, tough and sharp'
So sayeth "the Trump" in describing Biff Romney (Oops! It is Mitt not Biff). "One more clown joins the circus" should have been the lead, but you know that already. Trump, who last April, in describing Romney, said, "He would buy companies, close companies and destroy jobs." So much for Mr. Job creator
Some pundits thought Trump would endorse Gingrich because two egos that size could cause some damage. But, no, Romney, lucky Romney, gets Trump's endorsement! Does anyone give a damn?
Romney doesn't care about the "very poor" or "the very rich." Just don't talk when he is lining up a putt.
Bishop Raymond Burke is teaming up with Madison's Bishop Morlino. Look out! Remember Burke, when he was in Lacrosse, told Catholic office holders they could not receive communion if they support a woman's choice? We were so delighted when he was sent to St. Louis I offered to help him ship his goods down the Mississippi.
Morlino is not commenting on the enormous scandal in Milwaukee of sexual abuse cases, so numerous that the Milwaukee Archdiocese has filed for bankruptcy! No, that is too close to the heart of the matter. Morlino is really up in arms that employers must provide health insurance that covers morning-after pills, sterilization and abortion. After doing all he could to defeat Obama, he says they feel "betrayed." Whoa Nelly!
Morlino says there is a war going on: secular anti-Christians vs. regular Christians. Morlino apparently believes we are headed toward persecution of the Christians! Wow.
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I guess I don't understand Morlino and other Catholic bishops on this one. So what if health insurance must offer contraceptives, etc. This doesn't mean the patient uses them. If these good old boys think a woman is going to make health decisions based on what the bishops think is right or wrong, they are living in a dream world. People do what people do regardless the number of bishops out there.
A bishop would serve his people well if only he would teach more and dictate less.
-Franz Fripplfrappl | Madison | February 3, 2012
It might be an amusing situation if it did not cause such great pain for many, but I find it interesting how Republicans continuously insist that government should be run following business models.
We now have the church following the business formula, if government won't bail me out, fill bankruptcy.
I would suggest that governments and churches both have moral obligations to their citizens that businesses feel no obligation to uphold. Is it not interesting that as the population of the have nots grows the wealth of the 1% increases.
The following details interesting details regarding the "poor" church.
6/14/2010 Financial Scandals
The Hidden Wealth of the Catholic Church By Anna Catherin Loll and Peter Wensierski
-Richard Kanak | Cherry Valley, Illinois | February 3, 2012
I remember well when Bishop Burke announced that he would refuse Holy Communion to my congressman, Dave Obey. [http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0404367.htm]
Dave basically told him that he'd simply take communion somewhere else, where Burke's edict did not hold sway. Obviously Burke didn't know what he was getting into trying to threaten Dave Obey!
-John Smart | Park Falls WI | February 3, 2012
Nothing has turned me and many others away from "religion" as much as the right wing of this country.
-hmj | madison, wi | February 3, 2012
If the Bishops were serious about contraception they would have pee tests for women before they could go to communion.
Also do the Catholics cover Viagra or any other erectile dysfunction medication. Can't have that either.
-WisconsinLiberal | Fox Valley, WI | February 4, 2012