October 12, 2004
The Bishops are back!
The Bishops are back! They are apparently following the word from the Vatican to elect W. Bush over Catholic John Kerry. Denver Bishop Chaput (pronounced "Kaput") dropped by a sports bar in Denver to warn against stem cell research, and, oh yes, abortion, birth control, and other mortal sins. He is one of three bishops running around the country urging Catholics to elect Bush. And one of the others is our own former Bishop of La Crosse, Raymond Burke.
I checked. FightingBob.com has posted 14 articles or blogs about Burke. We offered to help him ship his things down the Mississippi to St. Louis after he told his priests they should deny communion to Dave Obey and Julie Lassa. But the article you should read first was written by Frank Boyle in Jaunuary.
Incredible. My father gave up politics because of anti-Catholic diatribes against Al Smith. He would have, according to fundamentalists, let Rome rule the White House. Same argument in 1960 when JFK ran. Now we have an incredible death wish from Bishop Burke and Chaput. "Don't vote for a Catholic" they exclaim from on low. He won't be ruled by Rome. Whoa Nelly!
The Bishops do not care about the death penalty, poverty, war, bombing innnocent civilians, the environment or other issues affecting life outside the womb. Here is one of the most absurd statements in an absurd election by Rev. Kemberling, who was accused of telling Catholics how to vote: "We are not telling them how to vote. We are telling them how to take communion in good conscience." Wow.
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