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Reply #61: Yes, you are right. The Pope has been strongly opposed to the war [View All]

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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 03:23 PM
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61. Yes, you are right. The Pope has been strongly opposed to the war
I didn't mean to aim the anger I feel about this splinter group's push for Kerry's excommunication at the Church as a whole, and if my post gave that impression it was wrongly worded. I would hope that the Vatican would not support this group, and I have not not heard anything that would suggest they want Kerry's excommunication.

I believe that the people who are doing this are not acting from their stated religious reasons but from partisan political motives. I heard that at least one US bishop (don't recall his name) had expressed support for excluding Kerry from communion, but I have never heard of the Pope arguing for such a thing. This seems to be something from extreme-minded individuals, not from the Church leadership.

One of my concerns here is that this group is pretending to act on behalf of the Church, and unless the Church disavows their claims and goals, there may come to be a blurring of the lines. It may be that the Vatican considers the groups efforts doomed to failure and doesn't want to draw more attention to them. We'll see.
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