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the bloom off the rose

By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | Jun 12, 2003

Is it my imagination -- or are the bishops and their National Review board having relationship issues??

I mean, Governor Keating comparing some of the bishops to La Cosa Nostra -- well, maybe he really, really LIKES the Sopranos, but still...

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - Jun. 15, 2003 9:57 AM ET USA

    He (Governor Keating) was shocked and angry, and in an unguarded moment he told the truth, and now the Devil makes him pay for it.

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Jun. 13, 2003 11:52 PM ET USA

    I think you gentlemen put it rather mildly. These men are Bishops, as I recall. As far as "teaching authority" who can challenge, but as far as practical service to God versus practical service to the Devil, I think you are both far too trite. Look north to Canada and see the looming open grave of our religious liberties and their Catholic Bishops whoise negligence is primarily responsible. These American Bishops who refuse to take responsibility, who do they serve? Water and Fire don't mix.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 13, 2003 11:47 AM ET USA

    Relationship Issues or not, the protection of our young Catholics should be the concern of everyone which determines or undermines how it functions in the future as a Church & Sanctuary for the Faithful. Its a shame that this crisis subjects the particpating members to scrutinize everyone with suspicion. With our entrusted prayers to the Lord grant Our Clergy and the Laity the Wisdom, Grace, with the Protection of the Holy Spirit, that treasures and loves the Catholic Church and its Faithful.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 13, 2003 9:26 AM ET USA

    Having seen Keating in action here in Oklahoma, I was surprised when I heard he would lead the Board. He was so much fun to have in Oklahoma because he was tough, conservative and never pulled any punches--always saying exactly what he thought (which even in our Bible belt state made some wince). I was sure the bishops would sign on some patsy who could be brow beaten into being a mouthpiece for whatever they wanted to say at the moment. As for Cardinal Mahoney: Pharoah, let my people go!

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