Catholic Culture Overview
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collegiality in action

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Dec 03, 2009

While Phil Lawler waits and waits for Patrick Kennedy's next public slap at Bishop Tobin, your Uncle Di is drumming his fingers on the desktop and waiting for something else: a show of support for Bishop Tobin from his brother bishops. 

Literally thousands of editorial columns have appeared in print, arguing that Bishop Tobin was wrong to confront the Congressman. I'm still waiting to see the first column penned by an American bishop, explaining why Tobin was right. 

Update: I stand corrected. A reader calls our attention to an editorial by Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Center, New York, in his diocesan newspaper. His tone is not combative but his message is clear:

That is why it is quite proper for a bishop to instruct any member of the faithful on what the Church teaches and what kinds of obligations a Catholic must assume to live fully the life of faith which is ours in the Catholic Church.

That's one supportive voice. Are there others?



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