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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. Ben Henley
    4 years ago

    Question: "Abortion is the only example of taking innocent human life which is so protected by the Police Power of the State."

    Anyone, please explain this quote. How is, say, whistling in the street, "protected" by police power? Does it just mean that vigilantes can't force one to stop whistling? If so, is it meant to project the writer's intent to use police powers upon the opposition. If one's cause is just, why shy away from honesty? Why tarnish an argument in this tawdry fashion?

  2. gravey
    4 years ago

    Matthews is as much a Catholic as is Patrick Kennedy. He was not defending Kennedy, Matthews was defending the indefensible: himself.

  3. Jeremy Stevens
    4 years ago

    Has anyone checked Chris Matthews' ratings lately?

  4. Bubba
    4 years ago

    Matthews did a spot on job. If there's any problem I'm sure he can buy a Papal Bull. (sarcasm)

    If churches intend to insert themselves into the political realms in America, I feel that they should forfeit their tax exempt status.

  5. fred kaplan
    4 years ago

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

  6. suns
    4 years ago

    Dear Deacon Fournier:

    I don't think mathews should be fire for asking valid questions. This is a country a laws, not a country of moral laws.

    However, you have the right to your opinion and if Catholic church will be involved in making policy in politics, I believe Sir, the catholic church should start learning to leave without its TAX EXEMPTION.

  7. J
    4 years ago

    When protecting children in the womb from the ultimate violence is no longer relevant, a former seminarian has lost something very precious and his happiness will soon become as hollow as his attempt at good cheer.

  8. Ian
    4 years ago

    No good person wants abortions; once we have exhausted every action that leads to the circumstance of an abortion, I will join in helping reduce it, but not until.
    But Chris Matthews was not advocating for abortion, he was pointing out the difference between morality and the law. Did you not hear him agree with the morality of the Church's position or were you too busy being outraged?

    And shame on the Bishop for believing it is ok to cut off a congregant from the body for a belief; Rep Kennedy has never performed an abortion and cannot have an abortion...it is shameful to equate legal support of protection for those who choose (rightly or wrongly) to terminate with advocating for termination.
    Let God do His job of convincing our souls and we should do ours to love our brothers.

  9. Jason
    4 years ago

    While I disagree with everything Matthews said and while I think he was disrespectful, news anchors treat their guests like that all the time. Even conservatives on Fox News go after their guests. It's just apart of the business. I don't think he should be fired. I do think he should apologize though.

  10. djl
    4 years ago

    Other Catholics questioned Tobin's stance.

    "The simple fact is that most bishops don't want to deny communion to politicians, and we know for a fact that Pope John Paul II gave communion to pro-choice Italian politicians," said the Rev. Thomas Reese, a senior fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University. "So the question is, is Bishop Tobin more Catholic than the pope on this?"


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