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who's diverting what?

By Diogenes (articles ) | Oct 04, 2005

The glorious history of the Catholic Church is full of examples of saintly bishops who gave up their lives for the welfare of their flocks. But please tell me why, on the feast of St. Francis, we have to learn about a Franciscan bishop in Brazil who is willing to "give my life for the Sao Francisco River."

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  • Posted by: - Oct. 04, 2005 1:35 PM ET USA

    So...just who does he worship then, Almighty God or Mother Earth?

  • Posted by: - Oct. 04, 2005 1:24 PM ET USA

    Fasting and prayer (ew hope that prayer is part of his agenda) has been a time honored method of purification in the Church. Let us pray that His Eminence gains insight on his Christ-ordained duties toward his flock of human souls. While he is at it, perhaps his efforts will effect his brother bishops in our country. Please God! Let us also fast and pray for our shepherds. St. Francis pray for us!!!

  • Posted by: benedictusoblatus - Oct. 04, 2005 12:45 PM ET USA

    Ignoring whatever merits there may be, for or against, such a public works project, it is clear this idiotic bishop was sleeping that day in moral theology when they discussed the evil of suicide. This is another brilliant practitioner of the "never met an error I couldn't embrace" school of Catholic theology so prevalent in the last 50 years! In the event he succeeds in starving himself to death, I hope he can cop an insanity plea before his Judge and Savior. God have mercy on us all!

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