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The only good Catholic is a bad Catholic

By Diogenes (articles ) | Feb 05, 2004

Q: When does the Boston Globe set up a pro-life legislator as a model of integrity?

A: When she lashes out at the Catholic Church.

Q: When does the Globe give favorable mention to a legislator's Catholic faith?

A: When she's about to betray that faith.

Q: After 16 years in Catholic schools, and an advanced degree in divinity, what is a bright young lady from Boston likely to know about the Christian idea of marriage?

A: Absolutely nothing.

Q: But if her thinking shows no signs of Catholic influence, where does she get her ideas?

A: From the Boston Globe

Q: What does she gain by following the lead of the Globe rather than the Church?

A: Sympathetic columns like this.

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  • Posted by: - Feb. 06, 2004 4:28 PM ET USA

    I wonder what Walsh would say, if I said that I wanted to marry my dog, or my horse. (I don't happen to have either of these animals) -but WHAT IF ? If I, a man, should be able to marry my "boy-friend" then logically I should be able to marry anything.

  • Posted by: Simeon - Feb. 05, 2004 9:33 PM ET USA

    Walsh said that she wished the Church would have been so actively concerned when it came to protecting children. If she had the integrity to look more deeply into the sexual abuse scandals, she would have to admit that both issues are about the protection of children. It was the illicit concessions granted to gays by the Church's leadership that jeopardized her children. Similar concessions throughout society can be expected to produce similarly bad fruit.

  • Posted by: principle not pragmatism - Feb. 05, 2004 7:26 PM ET USA

    Lets face it. Walsh is like every other "pro-life" democrat. Politician first and catholic second.

  • Posted by: lrslattery - Feb. 05, 2004 3:53 PM ET USA

    "She (Walsh) will cast her vote on the basis of what she thinks is the right thing to do -- not on the basis of what the Catholic Church tells her is the right thing to do." ...based on hwat she 'thinks' is the right thing to do...regardless, evidently, of whether her conscience has been malformed by all of that 'Catholic' education. Perhaps some in Mass. can send her the CDF's "CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING PROPOSALS TO GIVE LEGAL RECOGNITION TO UNIONS BETWEEN HOMOSEXUAL PERSONS"?

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