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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. Kevin Greene
    5 years ago

    I'm a bit surprised that Bishop Tobin chose this venue for his message. And I'm terribly disappointed that he wasn't really allowed to share it.

    That being said, the best argument against Mr. Matthews's poor behavior is to shut off the television, or at least turn the channel.

  2. A.W.
    5 years ago

    Thankfully, his excellency Bp. Tobin has many hundreds of times more to say legitimately about what is or isn't Catholic than you do.

    Re: the penalty for the crime, Bp. Tobin should have said, "Leave it up to the States, or return to pre-Roe penalties, final answer."

    MTS, it isn't and never was about controlling female sexuality; the majority of us anti-aborts are actually women. It's about no woman (nor her abusive husband, boyfriend, or father who also fathered the baby, as is the case in many, many abortions) has the right to procure the butchering slaughter of a child for the crime of being where he or she is naturally supposed to be.

    There's a bumper sticker out there that "You can't be both Catholic and Pro-choice!" Duh. To cast the net broader, you can't both claim that abortion is morally neutral or better and have any legitimate claim imaginable on being a follower of Jesus. "Suffer the children" indeed.

  3. John
    5 years ago

    That last comment from Jack Rawlinson was frankly incoherent. How is it that the Bishop and Catholic Church have a "foolish and immoral position" on abortion? The Catholic Church is advocating for saving the lives of children, not killing them. Is the best argument Matthews can come up with asking how the mother should be punished if she had an abortion? That's it? That's the argument for killing the unborn? Forty-six million have died and Matthews is concerned about how the mothers should be punished. If abortion ever became illegal, the abortionists are the ones who should be punished with serious jail time.

  4. Father Carl Diederichs
    5 years ago

    Where is Jesus in this discussion? Not the rigid Jesus of the rightwing but the Jesus who loved the prostitute and forgave those who killed him?

  5. Andy Holland
    5 years ago

    Our Bishops - even the young ones - are crowned with the All Good Holy and Life-Giving Spirit:

    "Le:19:32: Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD."

    The Elders of the Church, Bishops and Priest in particular, deserve to be reverentially treated, respected and honored. We should be in mortal fear to do otherwise no matter what the venue.

  6. Banjo pickin girl
    5 years ago

    Always the penalty for abortion was paid by the receiver of the money, that is the one who performed the abortion, as an exploiter of a woman in trouble. Those who claim that the woman would be penalized aren't bothering to get the facts and/or want to cloud the issue with me-first emotionalism.

  7. Dave
    5 years ago

    As I read this article and many of the comments, it is clear that the Catholic Church has a challenge to meet. There are so many, who profess to be Catholic, but choose only those elements of the Church that they agree with. I would urge those who call themselves Catholic, but do not agree with the Catholic Church to read the Catechism of the Catholic Church from cover to cover to get the definitive answer to what it is that we as Catholics believe. I you do not agree with the teachings of the Catholic Church, I prayerfully encourage you to ask for Godís help that you might understand. If you still cannot bring yourself to the sacrifice that our faith calls us to, please refrain from calling yourself Catholic until such time as you can. I will pray for you.
    This is not about Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, Fox or MSNBC. It is about Christian or not. There is no gray area on Catholicism Ė you either stand with the Church or against it.

  8. Edmund Campion
    5 years ago

    It's easy to claim victory for an argument if you don't allow the other person the chance to voice their own position completely.

  9. Steven
    5 years ago

    If Matthews believes in "abortion rights" he should be denied communion also. I can't believe he is Catholic given the rot gut that comes out of his mouth on those issues "he" deems correct. Repent Matthews!

  10. jackie
    5 years ago

    Bishop Thomas Tobin,

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. I want to say how very proud I am to be Catholic when I see you stand up for the Church. Iím sure itís not easy but I want you to know how much it strengthens us. We pray for you always but especially during this time.

    To those who proclaim Catholic but don't really know Catholic. I want a strong principled Church to help me along this bumpy road. Perhaps this isn't the Church for you? Eternity is a very long time and just because you are 'loud' here doesn't mean you have the key to the gate.

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