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By Diogenes (articles ) | Sep 23, 2005

World peace. International development. Migration. Foreign Aid. International debt. Disaster relief.

Yup; our bishops (God bless them) covered all the bases.

There are reports that they even talked about religious affairs.

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  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Sep. 24, 2005 12:30 AM ET USA

    On this transatlantic trip, I wonder if the yet to have his resignation accepted one gave up his seat in 1st Class and gave the difference to helping the poor?

  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Sep. 23, 2005 11:15 PM ET USA

    RE: "Because you can be sure that there isn't a politician on either side of the Atlantic willing to stand up for the poor and the oppressed." Yeah, but is there a Bishop who'll stand up to politicians who support killing babies in the womb? AND, are Bishops now "experts" on the type of social systems, tax schemes, foriegn aid, etc. that will really help the poor? You can be all for helping the poor, but sometimes the "cure" brings more harm then good...(think: "liberation theology")

  • Posted by: murph - Sep. 23, 2005 7:33 PM ET USA

    I think a lot of this nonsense comes from the requirement that Priests need seven or more years to become an 'expert' in some field; not necessairly anything to do with the Faith. Why isn't a basic education and LOVE and SERVICE to God and fellow man some qualification to be a Priest? Does it take seven or more years to come by those worthy and useful attributes? Maybe we'd have more Priests if they didn't have to be college professors before they can be priests. Humility hasn't a chance.

  • Posted by: murph - Sep. 23, 2005 7:32 PM ET USA

    I think a lot of this nonsense comes from the requirement that Priests need seven or more years to become an 'expert' in some field; not necessairly anything to do with the Faith. Why isn't a basic education and LOVE and SERVICE to God and fellow man some qualification to be a Priest? Does it take seven or more years to come by those worthy and useful attributes? Maybe we'd have more Priests if they didn't have to be college professors before they can be priests. Humility hasn't a chance.

  • Posted by: Fr. William - Sep. 23, 2005 6:48 PM ET USA

    Golly gee whiz, what a wonderful opportunity for Cdl. "just call me Teddy" McCarrick & his fellow bishops: an all-expense paid (parishioner-funded) trip to Brussels, with the best hotels & the finest dining that Europe has to offer. Their trip should surely help all the poor folks in their dioceses in the US & throughout Europe. Yessirree. They're all feeling much better now. And, contrary to reports, the Roman Catholic Church & religious affairs were not discussed. St. Pio, pray for us.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Sep. 23, 2005 6:48 PM ET USA

    What religious affairs? The CWN story doesn't quote Cardinal McCarrick (whose resignation has not been accepted) as mentioning any religious affairs.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 23, 2005 6:47 PM ET USA

    Thank God, then for the European and US bishops. Because you can be sure that there isn't a politician on either side of the Atlantic willing to stand up for the poor and the oppressed.

  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Sep. 23, 2005 6:36 PM ET USA

    Imagine that, Cardinal McCarrick of Washington, DC was one of "the American participants in the unusual meeting." Rome has yet to accept his resignation.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 23, 2005 5:38 PM ET USA

    Welcome to the domain of progressive "Catholics", which progresses beyond that area of God's instructions on how to live into almost every one else's domain save their own. What were these people ordained to do? Are they economists, financiers, psychologists, anthropologists or priests of God? And then they wonder why the Catholic faithful are moving more and more towards incredulity? Jashu

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