Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Rep. Kennedy: No more comments on Bishop Tobin

Catholic World News - December 01, 2009

In his first press conference since he publicized Bishop Thomas Tobin’s 2007 request that he refrain from Holy Communion because of his support for abortion, Rep. Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island pledged to offer no further comment on the controversy.

“These are personal issues of faith for me,” he said. “I’m not going to indulge in this debate anymore. It’s really for me about what my constituents are most interested in now, and that is getting a health care bill passed that helps improve their lives.’’

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our August expenses ($22,308 to go):
$35,000.00 $12,692.44
64% 36%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 4 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: williiam ronner - Dec. 01, 2009 9:42 PM ET USA

    Patrick, say what you want but don't receive Holy Communion.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Dec. 01, 2009 8:43 PM ET USA

    This sounds like something that resulted from focus-group studies.

  • Posted by: ltluca7192 - Dec. 01, 2009 7:28 PM ET USA

    I think it is high time that 'the church militant' show up as Bishop Tobin of Providence, R.I. He is what the catholic church in America has been waiting for over 50 years. I remember how the Cardinal of Boston kowtowed to the Kennedy family over the years, and how Cardinal McCarrick of Washington, D.C. made the statement that he couldn't admonish his 'catholic politicians' from receiving communion because (get this) they were his friends. I wonder what would Jesus have said.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Dec. 01, 2009 6:50 PM ET USA

    Translation: "I've gotten all the mileage (publicity) I can hope to get out of this".

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

In Iraq, the Pope has good reason to seek intervention, but fear unilateral US action 7 hours ago
As Catholic News Unfolds... August 19
An Iraqi archbishop's warning to the West August 19
The cause for beatification of Archbishop Romero: BBC botched the story August 19
Church Fathers: The Didache and the Epistle of Barnabas August 19

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8