Wednesday, December 03, 2008


According to the Dallas Morning News Religion Blog:

Nicholas Cafardi, a professor and former dean at Duquesne University's School of Law, made headlines earlier this year by writing that he was an anti-aboriton Catholic who was voting for Barack Obama.

Cafardi is churning the waters again. In this commentary for National Catholic Reporter, he writes that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has become a captive of the Republican Party:

This captivity was again in evidence earlier this month in Baltimore as the bishops met. The more vocal bishops were obviously unhappy with the election results, and some of the more extreme statements, such as prohibiting the vice president elect from a return to the town of his birth unless he changes his ways, sound like Republican ward heelers. How did this happen? Why are these bishops acting like functionaries of the Republican Party?

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