Kerry gets religion
A year after his failed bid for the White House, Senator Kerry has rediscovered his faith:
As a Christian, as a Catholic, I think hard about those responsibilities that are moral and how you translate them into public life...
Good, good. And...?
There is not anywhere in the three-year ministry of Jesus Christ, anything that remotely suggests -- not one miracle, not one parable, not one utterance -- that says you ought to cut children's health care or take money from the poorest people in our nation to give it to the wealthiest people in our nation.
Fair enough. Now a question for you, Senator: Where in the Gospel does it suggest that you ought to dismember children in the womb, or allow others to do so, or ask taxpayers to pay the bills when it's done?
Oh, and by the way, Uncle Di will now be watching for the angry editorials criticizing Kerry for making a partisan appeal based on his religious affiliation.
Oh, and also by the way, let's have a nice round of applause for Cardinal McCarrick and his committee, which is-- still-- working so hard on that policy document that will help American bishops decide how to cope with Catholic politicians who flout Catholic teachings, yet continue to cash in on their Catholic credentials.
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Posted by: Sir William -
Nov. 07, 2005 11:42 PM ET USA
Perhaps it would be better if Cardinal McCarrick stopped giving a pass to his pet politicians and actually preached the Gospel in a loud and clear voice. That way poor, confused Catholic polits like John Kerry wouldn't have to take Teddy boy's word that Jesus preached a doctrine of marxist socialism to governments rather than conversion, personal holiness and self-sacrifice to individuals. Oy! Imagine that.
Posted by: Gino -
Nov. 06, 2005 10:25 PM ET USA
McCarrick is in Brigadoon; he'll return in another 100 years and we may finally see his decision on politicos like Kerry, Biden, Kennedy, Leahy etc.
Posted by: major -
Nov. 06, 2005 12:57 PM ET USA
How hard is it for the Bishops to say "NO"?
Posted by: Fiducia -
Nov. 05, 2005 8:03 PM ET USA
Kerry and Kennedy sicken me. They live in luxury while demanding that tax dollars support the poor. Their references to their Catholic faith are scandalous in light of their open defiance of her teachings. Christ's parable of the rich man and the eye of the needle doesn't seem to trouble them. Kerry is testing to see how this hypocrisy plays. He picked up some vague message from the 2004 election and now thinks he can charm voters into believing he ponders Christ's teachings.
Posted by: Vincit omnia amor -
Nov. 05, 2005 3:58 PM ET USA
McCarrick, hasn't the Vatican accepted his resignation YET????