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Since then, their feud has played out in public. Tobin, who has said he might have gone into politics were he not ordained, has written sharp public letters questioning Kennedy's faith and saying his position is scandalous and unacceptable to the church. Kennedy has said his disagreement with the church hierarchy does not make him any less of a Catholic.

Two weeks ago, after a planned meeting between the two fell through, Kennedy said he wanted to stop discussing his faith in public. But then he told The Providence Journal in a story published Sunday that Tobin instructed him not to receive Communion. He also claimed the bishop had told diocesan priests not to give him Communion. Kennedy and his spokespeople did not return repeated requests from the AP seeking comment.

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 9:59 AM on Nov. 23, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Emboldened by their success in inserting restrictive abortion language into the House health care bill, Roman Catholic bishops say they’ve found a lobbying model that could provide them a louder voice in future policy debates.

    “It was a good example of how we, as a conference, can work together to have a positive influence on legislation,” Bishop William Murphy, head of the domestic justice and human development committee of the U.S. Conference of Bishops, told the Catholic News Service last week.

    Success in the House came after the church ran a classic lobbying operation: deploying paid staff to Capitol Hill, tapping influential bishops to make private appeals to key congressional leaders and distributing bulletin inserts to 19,000 parishes with easy instructions — and sample wording — for sending a message to local representatives.
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 3:46 PM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • If Kennedy doesn't agree with the church, he is free to join a different one. The church is entitled to uphold it's beliefs.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 10:07 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • . Tobin, who has said he might have gone into politics were he not ordained, has written sharp public letters questioning Kennedy's faith and saying his position is scandalous and unacceptable to the church


    Its this guy in particuliar, read

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:08 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • Wow sweets. Just don't become Catholic, you will be ok.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:10 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • You forgot the first part of the article:


    Their dispute began in October when Kennedy criticized the nation’s Catholic bishops for threatening to oppose an overhaul of the nation’s health care system unless lawmakers included tighter restrictions on abortion, which have since been added to the House version of the bill. Tobin said he felt Kennedy made an unprovoked attack on the church and demanded an apology.


    Kennedy MADE this public.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:12 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • So what. He might have wanted to be an astronaut, should we criticize everything he says about space study? So, he wanted to serve the public, he decided he would do that through Catholicism. WTF is your problem with him? Is it that he is anti-abortion, or is it just that he is picking on poor little Kennedy? Kennedy is a big boy and should be able to fight his own fights. Free speech isn't really free. You get to live with the consequences of your public support of certain policies. If that means that you don't get a cracker, then so be it.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:22 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-ap-us-ri-bishop-kennedy,0,7788669.story?track=rss
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:24 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • So what. He might have wanted to be an astronaut, should we criticize everything he says about space study


    HAs he spoken about that?

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:25 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • You know Grly, I've been wondering if Kennedy didn't make it public to promote his political career. I mean, the bishop first talked to him privately. With politicians, any publicity is good publicity, isn't it?
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 10:32 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • Yup, Mancos. I agree... Seeking attention and seeking press coverage. And some people are buying into it.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:39 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

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