Bill Press is a fool. Not only is he a fool, he's a disrespectful ignoramus. He calls himself a Catholic yet he spins the words of an Archbishop into a misrepresentation of the facts regarding voting for so-called Catholic pro-choice politicians. Everyone who understands the teaching of the Church knows full well that Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver is doing exactly what he should be doing in speaking out against abortion, stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning and gay marriage. And Chaput never said, “don’t vote for Kerry.” Apparently Press is so badly catechized that he doesn’t even know who gives the Archbishop the authority to speak out on such matters. Memo to Bill Press, it's the Pope. Remember him Bill? Apparently he does not.
The fact of the matter is, it's people like Bill Press that can't stand the fact that poor little Senator Kerry is being outed as a Catholic who either doesn't know about Catholic Doctrine or doesn't care. Kerry not only doesn't support the Catholic Church, he goes out of his way to oppose and undermine it. And the Bishops shouldn't say anything? Give me a break. Bill Press' article Catholic bishops declare war on John Kerry is not only disrespectful to the Archbishop, but it's full of inaccuracies and is merely propaganda in what has been Kerry's attempt to hoodwink Catholics into believing that he is one of us. It’s been a long, long time since Kerry's been an altar boy, and boy it shows. Bill Press hasn’t got a clue and he’s desperately trying to push his liberal agenda on not only the country but also the Church. He talks about separation of church and state yet he continues to perpetuate this misrepresentation of the facts. Bill Press should stay out of such matters, as it is abundantly clear he knows nothing about Catholicism and the Church’s responsibilities in the United States of America. His last paragraph is quite telling of how little respect some Catholics have for the very Church they claim to be loyal to.