Nothing that a smile can't cure...
Let's see, the bishops can't excommunicate pro-gay and pro-abortion Catholics -- that would cause our pluralist democratic society to grind to a halt overnight -- so let's take the positive approach and have the religious orders honor pro-gay and pro-abortion anti-Catholics. This from Sen. Schumer's website:
US Senator Charles E. Schumer today was awarded the Matthew 25:35 award from the Capuchin Franciscans of the Province of St. Mary in honor of his support of anti-poverty initiatives. ...
The Matthew 25:35 Award is named after the verse in the New Testament that says, "I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in."
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Posted by: principle not pragmatism -
Dec. 18, 2003 7:58 PM ET USA
Shumer of course would be one of those shouting:"Give us Barabas"!
Posted by: shrink -
Dec. 18, 2003 12:45 PM ET USA
Bernardine's policy of the seamless garment lives on with the Capuchins--a garment not so seamless as much as a senseless collection of pacifism, socialism, and putative pro-life policy. It succeeds only in pealing away the pro-life Catholics from the bishops political activities.
Posted by: patriot6908 -
Dec. 17, 2003 2:05 PM ET USA
Jesus, good Jew that he was, demanded direct, personal responsibilty in feeding the poor, clothing the naked and caring for the oppressed. He was not a 21st Century socialist like Senator Schumer and the Capuchin Franciscans. Schumer epitomzes the anti-Catholic left in this country. He fanatically supports abortion and the entire agenda of the demagogues who constantly attack our Judeo-Christian traditions.
Posted by: -
Dec. 17, 2003 1:57 PM ET USA
Kind of puts into perspective the whole vocation shortage thing. I suppose anyone who is hard-left pro-abortion, etc. and trying to discern a vocation is probably thinking "sure, I could join the Capuchin Franciscans, but couldn't I be just as effective as a layman? And I wouldn't have to give up the opportunity to 'marry' my life partner on a vacation weekend in Massachusetts."
Posted by: -
Dec. 17, 2003 1:06 PM ET USA
Senator Schumer is of course Jewish, so his enthusiasm for anti-life initiatives is somewhat less offensive than that of self-identified "Catholics" politicians who vote the same way. What IS offensive in the extreme, however, is Schumer's savaging of AL Attorney General William Pryor based solely -- and Schumer's comments bear no other interpretation -- on Pryor's strongly-held Catholic faith.