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Posted by: Coco -
May. 24, 2004 7:41 PM ET USA
Pure conjecture, but perhaps the good bishop was reminded of skeletons in his closet since--after he made that strong statement against pro-abort politicians....
Posted by: Jim E -
May. 24, 2004 3:40 PM ET USA
What a disappointment! Myers was highly thought of in Peoria, Ill. diocese. Now he backs off very quickly form the message he sent in his pastoral letter. I am wiling to listen to any bishop's explanation why they should not deny communion to an abortion advocate. However, to date,I have not heard any reasonable explanation. Why don't bishops have a serious concern for the sanctity of the Eucharistic? Can any person who supports serious sin receive Communion? Bishops help me understand!
Posted by: John J Plick -
May. 23, 2004 4:15 PM ET USA
Jam 2:2 For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; Jam 2:3 And ye have respect to him that weareth the fine clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: Jam 2:4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
Posted by: shrink -
May. 23, 2004 10:14 AM ET USA
This NYTimes report seems to be Bishop Myers's version of: "I voted for the resolution before I voted against it!" As in many retractions, Myers took one step forward and two steps back, ending further behind (in moral stature) than when he started.