Religion Sunday: An UnChristian Bishop and Other

The Roman Catholic bishop of my neighboring state, Rhode Island. Bishop Thomas Joseph Tobin, an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan who displays a Steeler banner on his residence during each game day, obviously one who offers a good example of how to spend the Sabbath, recently posted a highly mean spirited tweet, a most unChristian message that caused me to pause and wonder what he sees as his job.

I thought to myself “you can see how both the NFL mindset and the Trump effect of mean spirited tweets attacking persons come together to bring about the lowering of folk.”

I say it was unChristian with the thought in mind that a Catholic  bishop is supposed  to be a Christain leader although there are some others of the Christian faith who suggest Catholics are not Christians. Ironically those folk and Catholics are now best forever friends which is also a head scratcher. It was not too long ago they hated Catholics. Jews, and black people as folk they wanted out of America to purify the nation.

I know every kiss begins with k but so does the word kill and all three initials of that group who hated Catholics. Strange bed fellows I suggest. United under the theory the enemy of my enemy is my friend but certainly not any teachings of Christ who the last time I looked spoke of love.

Bishop Tobin tweeted in the past: “A reminder that Catholics should not support or attend LGBTQ “Pride Month” events held in June. They promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals. They are especially harmful for children.”

Many found it odd a Catholic bishop was tweeting about the harm to children given the scandals the Church was going through at that time.

The reaction to that tweet caused Bishop Tobin to tweet;  “Sadly, Twitter has become a major distraction for me, on good days and bad, an obstacle to my spiritual life, an occasion of sin for me and others.”

He was tempted to come back shortly after that. Perhaps consumed with thoughts of the Steelers he forgot to say the Lord’s prayer and the words: “lead us not into temptation.” Or perhaps he said them and to use Hamlet’s  step father Claudius’s words: “My words fly up, my thoughts remain below:
Words without thoughts never to heaven go.”

Anyway the other day he tweeted: “Biden-Harris. First time in awhile that the Democratic ticket hasn’t had a Catholic on it. Sad,”

How has this man remained a bishop for so long? Is this Trump type tweet because he got much money from the Trump Covid-19  bailout? Is it a Judas-like betrayal of Jesus’s talk of love where money ruled the day?

He was right when he said it was sad. It is sad a Catholic bishop shows such disdain for a fellow Catholic Biden who actually follows Christ’s precepts of loving all our neighbors rather than those who follow only one precept and have hate in their hearts for others.

I’d suggest the bishop stop spending time on the Steelers and.more on living as Jesus taught.

8 thoughts on “Religion Sunday: An UnChristian Bishop and Other

  1. I was first introduced to the writings of Caroline Myss
    by my landlady Hilda.
    Hilda was a Jewish woman who had emigrated to
    the United States after WW 2.
    During the war she was married to a German Luftwaffe
    pilot. After the war he would move to the Dominican Republic
    and train their Air Force under Dictator Truijillo.
    He would also become the main importer of Zeiss and Leica
    Optics.

    In the 90’s I contacted Caroline Myss about doing a doc about her
    work as a Medical Intuitive.
    You see Caroline Myss can diagnose you without ever meeting you
    or knowing about your medical condition.
    She works with a Mass General Hospital
    trained neurosurgeon Norm Shealy.

    Shealy invented the TENS device for treating pain..
    He studied acupuncture in the 60’s and has identified
    the chemistry involved in human aging. He believes
    humans can live to be 125 easily.
    While doing his residency at Mass General Hospital
    in the early 60’s he exposed some of their doctors
    performing unauthorized experiments on their patients.
    Norm Shealy MD also works with the spirit world.
    I have interviewed Dr Shealy.

    https://normshealy.com/telomere-regeneration-and-the-biochemistry-of-healthy-longevity/

    Caroline Myss is a Catholic was schooled by Nuns and is what I would
    call a closet priest.
    I videotaped Carol at Dr. Christine Northrup’s clinic in Maine
    giving medical readings for people she had never met.
    She is hands down one of the most extraordinary people I
    have ever met.

  2. If you listen real careful down in the whisper stream you can
    hear the answer Gramps Connolly gave to his grand children
    when they asked him what he did about climate change.
    Shhhhhhhhh……

    https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Heat-wave-to-steamroll-the-Bay-Area-for-at-least-15485510.php#photo-19814207

    Blistering heat wave steamrolls into the Bay Area breaking record highs
    Peter Fimrite , Brett Simpson , J.D. Morris and John King Aug. 14, 2020 Updated

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    A freak fire tornado warning was issued in California Saturday amid swarm of spinning blazes

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    Iowa’s corn yields could be cut in half where hurricane-force winds flattened fields

    https://www.rt.com/usa/498131-wrong-trump-robert-brother-death/

    ‘Unbelievably disgusting’: #WrongTrump trending after Robert Trump, president’s younger brother, dies
    16 Aug, 2020 05:40 / Updated 13 hours ago

  3. The Democrats and the media have shown great love for the Catholic Church and Trump. You all have set a great example. Bishop Tobin is right about Biden. Today he supports abortion on demand. 10 children under the age of ten have been gunned down by peaceful protesters in the last month. Millions of children have been killed by Planned Parenthood with the Democrats help. Children’s Lives Matter.

  4. I’m just a “cultural Catholic” by upbringing and habit which I acknowledge isn’t a real Catholic at all. I was taught that Church doctrine doesn’t change. Those of us who accepted the modern movements of birth control, abortion and gay rights have no business calling themselves Catholic. The church is not a democracy. “Cafeteria Catholicism” is an oxymoron.

  5. https://churchpop.com/2019/09/25/singer-andrea-bocelli-venerates-st-padre-pios-incorrupt-body-reveals-devotion-ive-always-felt-his-protection/

    Singer Andrea Bocelli Venerates St. Padre Pio’s Incorrupt Body, Reveals Devotion: “I’ve Always Felt His Protection

    Also see

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1983/11/29/the-mystery-of-the-monk/f0cc7866-1828-4b04-b5cc-ad85986fffe9/

    The Mystery of the Catholic Monk

    In other news from Matt’s corrupt crime family

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/08/14/metro/state-police-lost-thousands-e-mails-related-trooper-overtime-fraud-case/

    Mass State Police lost thousands of e-mails related to trooper overtime fraud case
    The lack of evidence could put the prosecution of the high-profile criminal case in jeopardy.
    By Matt Rocheleau Globe Staff,Updated August 14, 2020, 12:41 p.m.

    Here is the doc Danny Schecter made about the JFK assassination.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beyond-JFK-Barbara-Kopple/dp/B0797ZMJ6Y

    Also see

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