He was stunned by last week's Leo cover, Jesus holding a basketball with the words "The Real Passion" underneath. Wine explains, "Just to have a picture of Christ, with a basketball superimposed, and to say that was the real passion, I mean, His passion is to save souls."
Wine was so offended he refused to deliver them. The following day he was fired.
Leo Executive editor John Yarmouth say he respects Wine's opinion, but says it's not his job to give one. "You can't just do business when you allow a supplier or a vendor to essentially censor what you're publishing."
Well, Catholics have naught to fear, because defender of the faith Bishop Richard Sklba is on the job, his pen a terrible swift sword of vengeance against heterodox or unscriptural representation of Christ's sufferings:
Against that background we cannot remain silent if any presentation of the Lord's Passion undercuts true Catholic teaching or implies a possible return to the errors of the past. Respect for ourselves and for our Jewish neighbors demands nothing less.
Bishop Sklba? Excellency? Hello ... ?
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Posted by: Sterling -
Mar. 19, 2004 10:31 PM ET USA
Bravo for that delivery man. Sometimes you just have to do what's right. I've written to supermarkets and drugstores - and hope, readers, that you have too - urging them not to accept delivery of "women's" magazines that are smutty. I've met with some success! Like that delivery man, some supermarket owners, etc., actually love and fear God.
Posted by: windsor -
Mar. 19, 2004 4:57 PM ET USA
Actually GOR his excellency was deeply involved in other areas during that time--removing offending pronouns from the Divine Liturgy and Sacred Scripture in preparation for the ordination of priestesses.
Posted by: -
Mar. 19, 2004 9:18 AM ET USA
One wonders where Auxiliary Bishop Sklba was all those years while his erstwhile superior Abp. Weakland 'undercut true Catholic teaching'...? Addressing the 'errors of the past' in ecumenical dialogue, no doubt.
Posted by: -
Mar. 19, 2004 8:23 AM ET USA
Diogenes, that would be Fr. Bryce Sibley, not Bruce.