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During the last few months, the Governor of New York has done some really good things to bring about fiscal responsibility. It's just too bad he doesn't run his personal life the same way. He professes to be "Catholic", but he lives with a woman not his wife, he gives full support and aid to the murder of the unborn with Abortion on Demand and would expand that to encompass third trimester late term abortion if he thought he could get away with it; he supports and campaigns for "same-sex marriage" and scandalizes his daughters by marching in a Gay Pride parade with them. This is the "Catholic" Governor of New York. Of course, his Lt. Governor is a carbon copy...also says he's "Catholic" and does the same things. Now, my point.
Archbishop Dolan, Bishop Hubbard, Bishop Clark, all say that this is his 'personal business' and they don't have any right getting involved in it. Vatican Theologians say different. Cannon 915 says different. ( Can. 915 Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.) and others The job of the Bishop is to Shepard his Flock. Failure to do this is to Scandalize the office of Bishop. Where do these men stand on Catholicism? (Link) I'm not really sure they are Catholic. Here's a good example:
ALBANY - There was salmon and cheesecake but no hard feelings on the menu for Gov. Cuomo and the state's Catholic bishops on Tuesday.
"It was a candid, frank dialogue that both sides benefited from," Archbishop Timothy Dolan said after lunch with Cuomo at the executive mansion.
Dolan also said the bishops did not bring up the recent comments of a Vatican adviser who said Cuomo should be denied Communion because of his relationship with live-in girlfriend Sandra Lee.
"Our religion would also say it is not good to judge a person," Dolan said.
Our religion, being as how it's Roman Catholic, DOES say that you are not to condone the actions when they are blatantly in opposition to the teachings of the Church. Here's a little more.
There were questions about whether Cuomo intentionally snubbed the bishops, after an adviser to the Vatican said Cuomo should be denied communion because he lives with his girlfriend, celebrity chef Sandra Lee.
Dolan addressed that issue Tuesday.
"The founder of our religion Jesus Christ said be careful about judging," said Dolan. "We bishops would agree we're not about to shy away from matters of faith and morals and we feel strongly about that. But what we're saying to you in all sincerity is there's a time and place for everything. We wouldn't dodge that."
Then, of course, we have Hubbard. I think he would make a really good Methodist Minister. He is a really terrible "Catholic Bishop", and I use that term loosely. But, he's not nearly as bad as Bishop Clark. Did you know he actually has women running his Parishes and the Priests assigned to them are only there to administer the Sacraments. He has been chastised by The Vatican before for this activity, but he doesn't seem to care. I wonder what he will tell Jesus at his judgment day? "Oh, gee, I didn't think it would make that much difference that I didn't follow Your Church. I thought my way was better." Good luck with that.
There are 8 Catholic Diocese and Archdiocese in New York State. Lots going on, but three of the worst are coming.
Bishop Hubbard, Bishop Clark and Bishop Kmiec.
These will be next.
Jesus Is Lord!