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Bishop Tobin Explains Kennedy Communion Issue to Bill O’Reilly

There was 180 degrees difference between Bill O'Reilly's interview with Bishop Tobin last night and Chris Matthews' disrespectful, aggressive, insulting filibuster the night before.

O'Reilly asked fair questions many would ask, and Bishop Tobin gave excellent responses.

As an aside, what a relief to hear the bishop clarify the Catholic Church's teaching on the death penalty, which I hear misspoken a lot.

Re: Matthews et al, Deal Hudson thinksDemocrats are picking a fight with the bishops. Hudson drew attention to this quote by Bill Donohue of the Catholic League in a piece:

No non-Catholic would ever treat a bishop this way. But too many liberal Catholics, especially Irish Catholics, think they are exempt from the same standards of civility that apply to others. They are flatly wrong.

As a Protestant I agree with the 1st part of Donohue's statement.

And it is obvious liberal Catholics have no trouble expressing
hostility toward their Church's leaders and teachings. Of course. What
else should be expected? Their Church condemns various behaviors they
uphold, and they can't stand the guilt. They blame their Church when it
is really their own consciences they hate and are trying to eradicate.

I'm curious about the "Irish" Catholic part, though. Perhaps someone can explain.


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