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false alarm

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Dec 01, 2009

OK, I admit it. I was wrong. Contrary to my prediction, Patrick Kennedy did not launch another attack on Bishop Tobin yesterday. He says that his relationship with the Catholic Church is a private matter, and he doesn't want to talk about it.

There things stand, as long as Kennedy can resist the impulse to blurt out his latest theological theories. 

I put the over/under at 10 days.



Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: ltluca7192 - Dec. 03, 2009 7:06 PM ET USA

    If you think this flap the Kennedy heir has with Bishop Tobin is news there occurred another one that is equally disturbing. Noting that New York Governor Paterson is 'catholic' he claims that with the killing of the 'gay rights' bill this is the 'saddest day of his life.' It's 'friends' like these that certain shepherds of the flock,don't want to withold communion from their 'friends'. Notice how the Bishops are rallying around Bishop Tobin. Reminds me of St. Peter denying Christ three times.

  • Posted by: Paladin - Dec. 02, 2009 6:51 AM ET USA

    Kennedy tends to think in terms of politics. If the polls go against him he is more than willing to change his approach.

  • Posted by: sparch - Dec. 01, 2009 9:55 AM ET USA

    I beleive that he understands how destructive this episode has been to him. He will no longer pursue the issue until it raises it's head again in another form.