To follow-up on Zach’s earlier post on this topic.
What’s the matter with RI?
First we had the governor vetoing a law giving gay partners burial rights, as Zach reference, we now have the Catholic Bishop denying communion to Democratic Representative Patrick Kennedy, Jr. Chris Matthews on Hardball decided to take this position to task. In one of his better interviews, he nails the Bishop on morality vs. the law and why the Catholic Church needs to stay out of the “law” business in our secular society. The interview is a bit long but well worth viewing.
h/t to Crooks & Liars
Given the new Bishop in Milwaukee (Listecki) and the one we have here in Madison (Morlino), I suspect that this type of interventional approach to our secular laws is one that we’ll be seeing more of in our state too.