By Diogenes ( articles ) | Mar 19, 2004
He was stunned by last week's Leo cover, Jesus holding a basketball with the words "The Real Passion" underneath. Wine explains, "Just to have a picture of Christ, with a basketball superimposed, and to say that was the real passion, I mean, His passion is to save souls."
Wine was so offended he refused to deliver them. The following day he was fired.
Leo Executive editor John Yarmouth say he respects Wine's opinion, but says it's not his job to give one. "You can't just do business when you allow a supplier or a vendor to essentially censor what you're publishing."
Well, Catholics have naught to fear, because defender of the faith Bishop Richard Sklba is on the job, his pen a terrible swift sword of vengeance against heterodox or unscriptural representation of Christ's sufferings:
Against that background we cannot remain silent if any presentation of the Lord's Passion undercuts true Catholic teaching or implies a possible return to the errors of the past. Respect for ourselves and for our Jewish neighbors demands nothing less.
Bishop Sklba? Excellency? Hello ... ?
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