The poor old Baffler, the most over-hyped president in living memory, Ronny Reagan had a tagline he used well and often.
When confronted by an opponent who made sense, Reagan woukld shuck and jive , grin and often say, “There he goes again!” A non-sequitur if there ever was one. No matter the world’s most credulous electorate the United States of Amnesia usually bought Ronny’s guff.
Now the Catholic Church really has what can only be described as a total loose cannon (charitable description) or a total buffoon. His name is Joe Martino and he is the bishop in Joe Biden’s Scranton, Pa.Now, “there he goes again.”
Last year in defiance of all Catholic teaching around the right to unionize, Martino decertified the Catholic teachers’ union–for which he was roundly pilloried.
Now, “there he goes again.”
At a meeting in the parish church of St John’s in Honesdale, Pa. on Oct 18 Martino busted into a seminar chaired by Sr. Margaret Gannon IHM. of Marywood University. The good sister was disabusing the parishioners that Catholics are one trick poneys (abortion) when voting in the upcoming federal election.
It turns ourt among Pennsylvania RC’s Obama has a 2-1 lead. This is burning Martino’s shorts.
Sr Margaret was quoting from the US pastoral Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, a document approved by 98% of the American bishops and which outlines the many issues which Catholics must pay attention to when voting.
Martino roared “No U.S.C.C.B. document is relevant in this diocese…. The U.S.C.C.B. does not speak for me.”
In other words, vote for John McCain. He says he’s pro-life.
Another John Paul ll appointment.