Not your Grandma’s Catholic Church…Commie Union Thuggery in a Priests Frock….

One more reason I LEFT the communist church…this ‘bishop’ needs to return to the seminary and re-learn christian doctorine…

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Bettencour McCormack

Parishioners: Remark ‘a slap in the face to Catholics’

House Majority Leader David J. Bettencourt’s description of the state’s Catholic bishop as a “pedophile pimp” not only offends all Catholics, but also casts doubt on one of the top Republican lawmaker’s ability to lead, Catholics said this weekend.
“It’s a slap in the face to Catholics of New Hampshire,” the Rev. C. Peter Dumont said Sunday.

“When he insults a bishop, he insults a whole church,” added Dumont, pastor of St. Peter Parish in Auburn and St. Paul Parish in Candia.
Dumont said many parishioners approached him after weekend Masses and said they were appalled and offended by the Salem state representative’s attack on Manchester Bishop John B. McCormack.

McCormack, bishop of the Manchester diocese since 1998, has been criticized for his handling of sexually abusive clerics while he served as secretary of ministerial personnel in the mid-1980s in the Boston archdiocese under Cardinal Bernard F. Law.
In response, Bettencourt attacked the bishop in a Facebook posting the next day in which the lawmaker called McCormack a “pedophile pimp who should have been led away from the State House in handcuffs with a raincoat over his head.”

The bishop also took aim at the Republican-dominated House’s attempts to restrict public employees’ collective bargaining rights. Addressing the 4,000 to 5,000 protesters, McCormack cited the Catholic Church’s long-standing teaching that labor organizing is a “fundamental human right” and noted the “indispensable role” trade unions perform in promoting justice, especially during hard economic times.

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