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Opinion: Chris Matthews should be fired for his Offensive Interview of Bishop Tobin Comments

Matthews showed how inept he is as an interviewer, how misinformed he is as a Catholic, how rude he is as a person and how threatened he is by the Moral truth. Continue Reading

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  1. andrew
    4 years ago

    It is amazing that people are actually now accusing Matthews of being immoral for questioning the bishop. His points are valid and they are questions the bishop should have asked himself before coming on the show unprepared.

  2. Gregory
    4 years ago

    Fired? Fired! It was the finest journalism I've seen in years! It revealed the hypocrisy of the Bishop who wants to impose his teachings on all of us. In a pluralistic society, that does not fly. I'd suggest that he, along with others who support his stance, listen again to then Sen. John Kennedy's statement regarding the seperation of church and State. To ignore this will only lead to rejecting Catholics for public office as clearly, under this philosophy, they represent only some of the people. If you go down that road, then so be it. Don't then accuse others of slighting Catholics.

    The Bishop's inability to address the legal issues suggests that he has not really thought this through or he fears revealing the logical consequence of his thinking: women in America ought to be charged for murder if they choose an abortion. Go ahead, speak those words.

  3. tcrown
    4 years ago

    I just viewed the Chris Matthews exchange. It is amazing how lost and ignorant some people can be when it comes to their moral understanding of god's law. How can any Catholic ever defend or support any person or law that seeks to destroy life in it's most innocent and defensless stage is beyond me. Wake up Chris while God still grants you the time.

  4. ed gleason
    4 years ago

    I am pro=life in speech, action, walking and talking. However the bishop refused to answer what would be a sanction in law. He and other bishops will not name a sanction from a $10 fine to life in prison. A law w/o sanctions is a brass gong.The Roman experience is to get a law , civil or canon and wink at enforcement. This does not go over in the USA.. Americans take law more seriously than they do in Rome.If you can't talk sanctions don't talk law.. Matthews and Tobin were talking law.. Tobin did not ,could not answer what the law he wanted would look like.. Now pro-life Dems need stand up and say no to abortion funding in the public option. Now that's a law with sanctions

  5. egrady
    4 years ago

    Shame on Chris Matthews. Time to step down Chris

  6. Rose
    4 years ago

    Fr. Jay, please explain...there are certain things he could have done to "even the playing field."

  7. JD
    4 years ago

    Matthews was trying to get some consistency from the Bishop as a Church representative. I know he can be a bully now and then, but he wanted the Bishop to clarify the argument. Here's the essence of it:

    P1. Abortion is murder.
    P2. Murder deserves punishment.
    C. Abortion deserves punishment.

    That's the whole point Matthews was trying to make. If the Bishop (or Church) can't say that abortion should be outlawed and that there should be punishments appropriate for murder (because laws have to do with penalties), that's inconsistent. That kind of consistency would be refreshing. If Bishops aren't willing to say that, then they might want to re-examine their claims.

  8. Bulbajer
    4 years ago

    Hey, Eddie Fong, being Irish isn't an issue here.

  9. Ryan
    4 years ago

    Send my bishop Tim Dolan over there he will whup Matthews butt big time!And yes it is a mazing that some bishops are finding their cojones!

  10. Tim
    4 years ago

    Bishop Tobin told Patrick Kennedy the conditions under which Kennedy could receive Communion and Matthews went off on an odd obtuse hissy fit about having The Bishop dictate specific Federal Law about the "possibility " of someone other than a doctor performing abortions.

    The attack was bizarre and Matthews is an angry loose cannon.

    Matthews needs to apologize ,first to Bishop Tobin and then to Catholics .


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