From Catholic Advocate.
Questions for Archdiocese of Boston Official Appearing with Rep. Barney Frank
Contact: Matt Smith, Catholic Advocate, 202-521-9828
NEWTON, Mass., Jan. 3, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic Advocate Vice President Matt Smith today issued the following statement regarding the panel discussion "Truth, Lies and Politics" being held this evening, Jan. 3, in Newton, Massachusetts at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center. The event has been promoted in the Boston Globe as "Truth, Lies and Politics, a panel discussion featuring [Congressman Barney] Frank, journalist Robert Kuttner, and Father J. Bryan Hehir [Archdiocese of Boston Secretary for Health Care and Social Services]. Author Leonard Fein moderates the program exploring the relationship (or lack thereof) between politicians and truth-telling."
"Father Hehir has an opportunity this evening to represent the teachings of our Church. The question is: will Father Hehir himself speak the Truth tonight?" asked Smith. "Will he speak the Truth to Congressman Frank about marriage being between one man and one woman? Or address Congressman Frank's 100% pro-abortion voting record? These are pressing issues of 'truth-telling' between politicians."
According to Freedom to Marry, a pro-same sex marriage organization: "We need more Barney Franks in public life, not fewer, and fortunately we will always have his indelible example to work from." From their own website, "Freedom to Marry is leading the campaign to overturn DOMA [Defense of Marriage Act] and is working across the country to win marriage in more states and educate the public about why marriage matters to same-sex couples and their families."
Smith added, "With Congressman Frank's retirement at the end of this year, will Father Hehir take the opportunity tonight to publicly speak the Truth that faithful Catholics do not need more representatives voting like Barney Frank in Washington if we are going to make progress on the settled issues of life and marriage?"
Here is how the story panned out
With Hehir sitting beside him, Frank bitterly explained how his career was poisioned with lies political competitors can buy with money.
The truth teller would have politely found the words to convey the message "Cry me a river", but what did Hehir say?
Hehir told the audience it was important to talk about moral truth in campaigns.
The conclusion: Poor Frank. His stellar career was victimized by people who use money money to tell immoral lies about honest politicians.
Hehir is a master at positioning himself and using just the right sentence to stamp the imprimatur of the Catholuc Church on immorality and sin, with the full support of the Cardinal.
A fellow Catholic disclosed to bloggers that when he called the Chancery to express his concerns, he was told the Archdiocese is unconditionally loving Hehir and Frank.
Carol called the Chancery and politely told them to put a muzzle on the moonbattery. To their credit, there was an apology. Boston bloggers had hoped Monsignor Deeley, the new Vicar General would bring sanity and honesty, and affirmation of the Deposit of Faith.
Though we are not yet ready to sing Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss, he is not getting off on the right foot.