Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bishop Martino Calls Senator Casey Out

Bishop Martino is another award nominee for this year. Mostly because of this outburst, but that wasn't his only shining moment.

CatholicOnline has furnished us with His Excellency's latest rebuke to Senator Bob Casey. Here's the intro:

Now, after the Bishop had already corrected Catholic Senator Bob Casey, of the Scranton Diocese, for his vote against the Mexico City Policy and asked him to rescind it, Senator Casey has publicly questioned the Bishop’s assertion that his vote was improper for a Catholic in elective office. This Bishop will have none of the sophistry demonstrated by the follow up statements from the Senator’s office indicating that his vote - which in effect allows U.S. Taxpayer funds to be used to promote Abortions overseas - was somehow actually a “pro-life vote”.

Yeah, pro-life. Ignorance is strength. Freedom is slavery. Murder is life.

Anyways, the letter is pretty good, even if it's not the sort of bomb-blast that we would have hoped for. He doesn't have to say anything about Casey's momma, but something like the "sophistry" bit above would have been nice. Here's the closing bit:

My letter of January 30 urging you to rescind your vote on the Mexico City Policy was in no way mistaken regarding the nature and the effect of President Obama’s order to rescind America’s long-standing policy to avoid using U.S. tax dollars to support organizations that promote abortion abroad. It is imperative that this fact be made known to the public. It is also imperative that there be utter clarity when it comes to the teaching of the Church on matters that pertain to the taking of innocent life and the special responsibilities that fall to you, Senator, as a lawmaker to oppose abortion and other clear evils.

Make sure you read the whole thing.

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