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Rep. Patrick Kennedy agrees to meet with Bishop Tobin on abortion stand

Catholic World News - October 30, 2009

Congressman Patrick Kennedy has agreed to meet with Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence to discuss his position on abortion and health-care reform. Last week, the son of the late Senator Ted Kennedy had charged that the American bishops are provoking “dissent and discord” by opposing a health-care reform bill that would allow public subsidies for abortion coverage. Bishop Tobin countered, “Congressman Kennedy continues to be a disappointment to the Catholic Church and to the citizens of the State of Rhode Island.”

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - Nov. 02, 2009 12:53 AM ET USA

    I am intensely curious to know what kind of unrepentant act or anti-christian posture that ANYONE would have to take to be told simply they are no longer a Catholic. Sadly I am bracing myself for another public spectacle of impotence.

  • Posted by: DrJazz - Oct. 30, 2009 9:05 AM ET USA

    I thought it was very telling that Rep. Kennedy referred to the Church as "they" in his remarks. His Bishop needs to call him on that, too. Either he's with us or he's against us.

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