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Fresh starts

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jun 30, 2005

The president of the US bishops' conference has lots of advice for President Bush as he prepares for the G8 summit next week.

But Bishop Skylstad also has some kind words for the White House: “We commend you for the recent agreement for poor country debt cancellation that should provide the kind of fresh start for many poor countries that our Conference has long advocated.”

It's not clear what expertise Bishop Skylstad has on international trade, climate change, or arms traffic, but he does have some inside information on debt relief. As you will recall, his Spokane diocese is now in bankruptcy court.

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  • Posted by: SentimentalGent - Jul. 01, 2005 11:50 AM ET USA

    AMEN! BENEDICTUS. AMEN! AMEN!

  • Posted by: benedictusoblatus - Jun. 30, 2005 11:51 AM ET USA

    I wish the Catholic bishops of this country would spend more time and effort working for the salvation of souls than the preservation of this planet which has been in very good hands for a very long time. A little supernatural faith on their part would go a long way towards motivating Catholics to work to solve the pressing social problems of the day. Let bishops pray and teach and avoid committee meetings at all costs! SS Peter and Paul would not have carried clipboards.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 30, 2005 10:14 AM ET USA

    I wish, Diogenes, you had something else to brag about besides your cinicism.

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