Chris Matthews attacked Bishop Tobin a couple of days ago (video below, links at end of article). Bishop Tobin asked Patrick Kennedy years ago in a private letter not to present himself for communion until he changed his views and public statements in support of abortion. Kennedy recently revealed this, but left out the part about how long ago the request was made. Matthews disagrees with the Bishop’s action. Loudly. Watch the video and see for yourself. Matthews has the audacity to call himself a Catholic. He’s a good example of a bad example (to borrow a phrase from Wesley J. Smith). I don’t think he should call himself a Catholic at all. And he certainly shouldn’t present himself for communion at his parish. If he has one. Not until he makes a public apology for his very public attacks on the Church, Bishop Tobin and any other Bishops he has maligned, studies his catechism and shows that he actually understands Catholic Christianity and accepts the teaching authority of the Church who has every right and the duty to stand up and speak out against injustice any time anywhere. Until then he should admit publicly that he is not in communion with the Church, and stop lying to himself and to everybody else by pretending that anybody can be pro-abortion or even pro-choice and actually be a faithful practicing Catholic. A soon to be former Catholic, yes. Faithful practicing Catholic in the present tense, no.
Read my lips, Chris: You cannot be pro-abortion or pro-choice and be a faithful Catholic. You can, however, be and apparently are an unfaithful Catholic who admits that he does not accept the authority of the Church and does so publicly, having one foot out the door and the other foot in the air.
Video, Part One
Video, Part Two
Read two articles about this rabid attack.
Watch the video:
Read the “rush transcript” which “is not in its final form and may be updated later.” (Yeah, like if they get real and realize how embarrassed they should be and edit out the tirade by Matthews? Like that would happen.)