For the Paradise or Parking Lot folder I picked up this comment from CMR:
Boy, am I missing Bishop Joseph Martino. Does anybody think that Senator Bob Casey [D-PA] would be able to fly under the radar as he has if Bishop Martino were still Casey’s bishop?
Bishop Martino, Emeritus of Scranton, PA, resigned for reasons of health and out of concern that he couldn’t administer the diocese well.
Some claimed that he was forced out because he was too outspoken about "Catholic" politicians who do not act like Catholics in the public square. I doubt it, but that could have been a factor.
Now that the bishops are getting more interested in precisely what "health care" legislation will fund, I wonder if the US bishops are missing his voice … now,