Kerry’s “dis”-regard for his faith

Kerry’s “dis”-regard for his faith

John Kerry gave a speech on Sunday designed to stave off questions about his claim to Catholic faith. Basically, he said that the Catholic faith means whatever any individual Catholic wants it to mean.

I love my Church. I respect the bishops, but I respectfully disagree.”

“I know there are some bishops who have suggested that as a public official I must cast votes or take positions on issues like a woman’s right to choose or stem cell research that carry out the tenets of the Roman Catholic Church,” he said.

“My task, as I see it,” said Sen. Kerry, “is not to write every doctrine into law. That is not possible or right in a pluralistic society,” he said. “But my faith does give me values to live by and to apply to the decisions that I make,” he added.

He then quoted Scripture to say that concern folr the most vulnerable members of society “is a moral obligation that is at the heart of all—all—of our religious traditions.” He has a funny way of expressing his moral obligation to the most vulnerable members of society: the unborn.

  • Somebody should be asking where the money came from, especially given the padre’s history.  $500 is more than a token contribution.

  • The rhetoric is well-designed to appeal to those who don’t already fall into these two camps – 1) Kerry backers who know that Kerry will never betray Moloch by actually acting on his rhetoric; and 2) Bush backers who know that everything he utters is a lie.  Who does that leave?

    Lukewarm Catholics who will let their liberal social thought process relieve them of the duty to actually inform their conscience.

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    Fr. Steve Josoma is the pastor of St. Susanna parish in Dedham, Mass., one of the parishes slated for closing in the Boston archdiocese. He is well known as a priest who dissents from non-negotiable Church’s teachings, along with his good friends, Frs. Ron Coyne and Bob Bowers, who are or were also pastors of closing parishes. All that said, it’s not a surprise that Josoma gave $500 to a cafeteria Catholic Democrat politician.

    According to this newspaper article, Josoma gave $500 to state Sen. Marian Walsh, who is sponsoring a bill that retaliates against the Church for the closing of her preferred parish as well as being an opponent of efforts to safeguard marriage from judicial tampering.

    Of course, Josoma says he doesn’t support Walsh’s stance in favor of gay marriage. He only supports civil unions for same-sex couples. Oh, well, if that’s the case… Oh wait, that’s a violation of Church teaching too. And in his own inimitable style, Josoma speaks incoherently: “Civil marriage is something that I can’t imagine anyone opposing,” Josoma said. “Everyone should have certain rights at least not to be discriminated against.” So, is he for or against gay marriage? And Walsh makes it very clear why such political contributions are a moral problem.


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    2004-10-26 12:54:34
    2004-10-26 16:54:34
    Hi, Dom:

    Thanks for this thread. The article says that Marian is a former nun – I’ve never heard that before.

    Bob’s campaign is doing great. Please keep us in your prayers!

    For anyone who wants more information:

    Take care –