Skip to comments.Fr. James Martin Connects Catholic Leaders to Capitol Riots; Bishop Stika Unimpressed
Posted on 01/17/2021 6:04:42 PM PST by marshmallow
CNA Staff, Jan 14, 2021 / 08:42 pm MT (CNA).- Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville voiced skepticism of Father James Martin’s recent essay claiming that Catholic leaders’ criticism of President-elect Joe Biden's stance on abortion helped contribute to the conditions for the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Martin’s essay, “How Catholic Leaders Helped Give Rise to Violence at the U.S. Capitol,” ran Jan. 12 at the website of the U.S. Jesuits’ America magazine, where Martin is editor-at-large.
Martin collected various bishops’ and priests’ comments critical of Biden’s stand on abortion and questioning whether a Catholic could vote for him. Though these criticisms ranged from respectful to inflammatory, Martin argued that their criticism “does not adequately reflect church teaching” and sent the message that the election was “an almost apocalyptic battle between good and evil.”
The priest suggested that “perhaps these comments were contributing to the unrest in the nation.”
Stika responded to Martin’s criticism of his comments about Biden.
“I don’t apologize for the tweet as I agree with the (U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops) that abortion is the preeminent issue in this day and age,” Stika said on Twitter Jan. 13. “Mr. Biden likes to speak about his Catholic faith. Perhaps he should realize that abortion is a human rights issue as well as the ultimate child abuse. Perhaps I missed something in the article concerning abortion as the preeminent issue.”
The dispute follows violence and riots at the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump supporters last week, leading to several deaths and dozens of injured police officers. Prosecutors appear to have a suspect in custody linked to two explosive devices left at the major political parties’ respective headquarters.
In a lengthy essay, Martin sought to connect the unrest to vocal critics of abortion. He alleged there was “widespread........
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PRO-LIFERS....A boil on the butt of humanity..Just ask “supposed” pro-lifer FR JAMES MARTIN....
Full bore propaganda.
I’m no longer on Twitter but I’d “like” Bp Stika’s comment if I were. He’s not the greatest bishop in the world, but he’s at least solid on pro-life is a like a lion of the faith compared to the gay-friendly FrancisBishops/FrancisCardinals Cupich, Tobin, McElroy, Gregory, Stowe, et al.
Saw that on FB today. It was posted by a very “Catholic” so-called friend.
Fr. James Martin is notorious for his propaganda in favor of homosexual behavior.
No doubt this clown is a gay pedo.
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