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Biden avoids confrontation with his new bishop ^ | Sep. 9, 2008 | N/A

Posted on 09/10/2008 1:06:43 PM PDT by Publius804

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Biden avoids confrontation with his new bishop

Wilmington, Sep. 9, 2008 ( - Sen. Joseph Biden did not attend the September 8 installation Mass of Bishop W. Francis Malooly, the new leader of the Wilmington, Delaware diocese where the Democratic vice-presidential candidate lives.

Biden was in Wilmington on Monday morning, but left later in the day for a campaign appearance in Wisconsin, thus avoiding a potential showdown with his new bishop. There was no indication-- either from the senator or from the diocese-- whether Biden had originally planned to attend the afternoon installation.

In his homily the new bishop did not directly address the nationwide furor roused by Biden's public statements on abortion. But Bishop Malooly did make an indirect reference to the issue, saying:

We will continue to stress the constant teaching of the Church that each person must respect every life from conception to natural death. And we will continue to seek the intercession of Saint Thomas More for Statesmen, Politicians, Supreme Court Justices, Judges and Lawyers—that they may be courageous and effective in defending and promoting the sanctity of human life, the foundation of every human right, the foundation of our love for the poor.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: abortion; biden; bishop; election

1 posted on 09/10/2008 1:06:43 PM PDT by Publius804
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After seeing the thread where Biden tells the guy: “Stand up, Chuck. Let everyone know who you are,” to the guy in the wheelchair...and things just keeps piling on...I wonder if he isn’t pursuing the sympathy vote. I almost feel sorry for him myself, seriously. He really is pitiful.

2 posted on 09/10/2008 1:11:28 PM PDT by DRey
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To: Publius804

3 posted on 09/10/2008 1:15:59 PM PDT by frithguild (Can I drill your head now?)
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To: DRey

Yesterday he used Palin’s son Trig to argue for embryonic stem cell research - as if stem cells could replace all of the cells in Trig’s body! The man’s a complete moron.

4 posted on 09/10/2008 1:17:49 PM PDT by djrakowski
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To: frithguild

Or wouldn’t it be the Dirty Vicar of St Michael’s?

5 posted on 09/10/2008 1:21:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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