After dealing with a couple hundred e-mails and several phone calls, I am only now getting around to paying attention to the new about His Excellency Most Reverend Robert Morlino, Bishop of Madison. You might remember my entries about how this increasingly impressive successor of the Apostles changed his mind after Summorum Pontificum, about how he celebrated a Pontifical Mass and how he stepped up to the plate big time in Wisconsin in defense of human life.
Now I get word that Bp. Morlino, having heard the abysmally stupid comments of vice-presidential candidate pro-abortion Catholic Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) on Meet The Press, comments which seemlessly extended the dreadful distortion of Catholic teaching uttered two weeks before by Speak of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), tossed aside his prepared sermon for Sunday Mass, stuck his heals into the floor and let go.
Many blogs, I am sure, will be all over this already, but though this many simply repeat their good efforts (GO TEAM BLOGGERS!) I will also post this.
Transcribed excerpt from The Curt Jester with my emphases and comments.:
"Senator Biden does not understand the difference between articles of faith and natural law. Any human being regardless of his faith, his religious practice or having no faith. Any human being can reason the fact that human life from conception unto natural death is sacred. Biology not faith, not philosophy, not any kind of theology; Biology tells us science that at the moment of conception their exists a unique individual of the human species. It’s not a matter of what I might believe. What my faith might teach me. What other people might … Science the best science says at the moment of conception there is a unique individual of the human species. [Sen. Biden claimed that he could not vote against abortion because he said he didn’t want to impose his religious views on those who don’t share them. But he does not have to appeal to religion. He can ground himself in natural law and science. Biden sas what he says so that he can marginalize his faith into the sphere of the strictly private.] Senator Biden has an obligation to know that and he doesn’t know it. Again I believe that after the Council some theologians, probably some priests, and some bishops allowed him to be confused about this matter. It’s not pretty. The reason I bring this up is because Speaker Pelosi and Senator Biden are Catholics and there on television and they’re giving out their ideas to Catholic people and they are causing confusion. They’re suppose to believe in separation of church and state. They’re violating the separation of church and state by confusing people. [Not sure about that, but think about how some people howl about "separation" when any matter of faith is expressed in the public square.] I have an obligation to teach. They’re stepping on the Pope’s turf and mine and they’re violating the separation of church and state confusing God’s good people. [RIGHT! BRAVO!] But why? Because they themselves were confused after the Council and I don’t blame them for that. Bishop’s allowed it, theologians did it and some priests did it and in Canada even some bishops did it." [Whew!]