Over at Fishwrap I was amused to see Michael Sean Winters go after Nicholas Hahn of the far more serious Crisis Magazine who opined that the US bishops and papal spokesman Fr. Lombardi ought to butt out of the gun-control debate. Winters chastises Hahn for disagreeing with the bishops (as Winters reads them, at least). Pretty rich.
Fishwrap defending Catholic teaching as presented by the bishops and a spokesman for the Holy See?
This when the ultra-dissenting Fishwrap thumbs their collective noses at the Church’s definitive teaching on women’s ordination, etc.
But there is a fun line in Winters piece.
More Conservative Claptrap
Michael Sean Winters | Jan. 22, 2013
Over at Crisis magazine, there is an article by Nicholas Hahn in which he chastizes the bishops and Father Lombardi at the Vatican press office for daring to support common sense gun control measures. It is clear that Mr. Hahn cares more about the Second Amendment than he does about the Second Vatican Council. He cherry picks a few quotes from pope John Paul II, which were not on point to begin with, and fashions them into a core argument: Bishops, mind your own business and gins are not your business.
I beg to differ! No right-thinking Catholic would ever suggest that gins are not the bishops’ business!
This is a great opportunity to revive an old poll.