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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. Ron Casey
    5 years ago

    Forget Matthews. What is impressive is that some of the U.S. Catholic bishops are starting to defend the teachings of our faith! Deo Gratias.

  2. Lisa Ford
    5 years ago

    Deacon, perhaps a mirror is in order.

  3. Fr. Jay Toborowsky
    5 years ago

    Matthews was effective in turning the argument from what it is (A Bishop advising a Catholic layman how to live a moral life) to what it never has been about (how the Church would impose morality on civil law). The Bishop was brave to even agree to be interviewed, but there are certain things he could've done to "even the playing field".

  4. John
    5 years ago

    Chris Matthews’question is one we must answer. What will be the practical and inevitable consequences if we of criminalize abortion? Bishop Tobin gave no indication he had ever given it any thought.

    I have worried that our bishops often resort to unhelpful rhetoric (Culture of Death) and selective scripture in the place of reasonable argument. Now I’m worried they’ve barely considered the consequences of their “non-negotiable” demands.

  5. Joseph Lisiecki
    5 years ago

    Chris Martews did not conduct an interview but gave a ranting monologue. Matthews was very disrespectful of Bishop Tobin.

  6. edward F.Leahy
    5 years ago

    Christopher Matthews....You are in need of prayers. You KNOW that God determines when LIFE begins and when LIFE Ends. Let us Pray. Eddie from Florida

  7. Jo
    5 years ago

    I did not see the interview mentioned (as I'm outside the USA) but, based on what the article said, the whole circus smacks of something that was clearly not fit for airing. In other words, it was sub-standard and should never have been broadcast. Is there a memo that goes round US TV stations which states "throw the broadcasting standards textbook out of the window when dealing with devout, informed Roman Catholics, lay , religious or clergy. Forget about impartiality and go hell for leather with your own agenda and opinions by laying into these people. If they fight back with any calmness, quoting citations from sources with gentleness, shout and scream them down like a fishwife.' This is abuse of position on the part of Chris Matthews. He should have the book thrown at him.

  8. Liz Alexander
    5 years ago

    God bless the deacon for trying, and for his obvious fierce devotion to Catholic orthodoxy. But he descended to the same base name-calling and arrogance of which he accuses Chris Matthews, and therefore loses cred. Everyone back off, please. Bishop Tobin would have done better to publicly teach the Church's position while privately engaging Kennedy. To get into a public pissing match (that's not profanity, editors, it's just what it was) with a celebrity politician meant this was guaranteed to be a mess from the get go, and someone at the level of a Bishop should have known better. Everyone knows what Chris Matthews is like so why bother trying to engage him? We will not win hearts by strident speech nor aggressive action. When half the country believes abortion is a right, "because I say so" does not work. All this has done is fan flames, not solve problems.

  9. John
    5 years ago

    As Jesus says give to ceasar what is ceasar's and give to the the Lord what is the Lord's . We should not condemn this man , but pray that the scales from his eyes be removed so the he may be closer to the Word . The Word of Jesus must be used to cleanse all . Everyone has the right to hear His wisdom .

  10. Adrian Akau
    5 years ago

    May God extend to Chris Matthews the same courtesy he has given to Bishop Tobin.

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