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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.’’

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  • 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".

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