Saturday, February 13, 2010

Rep Patrick Kennedy won't seek re-election

Could it be that Bishop Tobin has been cleaning house? First he deflects the pernicious gay marriage iniative which seemed unstoppable here in CT. Now he may have influenced Catholics in Rhode Island, the majority of voters, to drop their support for him.

However the announcement that he would not seek re-election came soon after the release of poll figures showing that the Rhode Island lawmaker was viewed unfavorably by 56% of the people in his congressional district, and only 35% said that they woud support him for another term.
Its more than his father's death which seems to be keeping Patrick Kennedy from running for re-election. Good for Bishop Tobin! Would that Sen Kennedy was a good a father to his son as you were.

Patrick Kennedy was used to the good old days which his father the late Sen Edward Kennedy helped to create, when Catholic politicians could vote pro-abortion keeping their Democrt constituents happy without ruffling Catholic feathers. Since the Cardinal O'Connor-Mario Cuomo wars in the 80's, things have been awfully cozy for the majority of Catholic pols who wanted it both ways. That time is over.
Now a bishop with a spine of tempered steel and Catholics who use the New Media with passion, the news of Bishop Tobin's war of words with Patrick Kennedy spread far and wide, and may have been responsible for his demise.
News to those pro-abortion Catholic politicians whose bishops haven't enforced Canon 915; we're coming after you. Your seats will go to good pro-life Jews or Protestants if we can't replace you with a true Catholic. Let's hope the rest of the bishops see this and speak out. It's about time.

Read the article here.

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