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The Parable of the Kosher Deli

February 17th, 2012, Promulgated by Mike

Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, Conn., is the chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

He offered the following statement on behalf of the conference yesterday, before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

The full text of Bishop Lori’s testimony is available here.

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6 Responses to “The Parable of the Kosher Deli”

  1. avatar Diane Harris says:

    Aaaah! The Holy Spirit is amazing….. teaching through parables again. Outstanding! Maybe I’ll memorize it.

  2. avatar Jim says:

    Jim M. here: (I see Jim R is back)….Although I think Bishop Lori gave a brilliant analogy in his story, I wish he would have wrapped up his testimony by naming the Catholic Church and speaking directly about the current situation with forcing Catholic Institutions to pay for birth control, etc.

  3. avatar Raymond F. Rice says:

    Parts of a parable can be obscure and not fully developed. That is the nature of a parable. It is meant to be provocative enough to generate further discussion and not provide an easy and obvious answer which can be quicky dismissed. A parable can take the political “clothes” off of an issue so you can grasp the essence of what it is.

  4. avatar brother of penance says:

    While we applaud courageous Bishops, we have to be realistic:

    http://www.cathnewsusa.com/2012/02/catholic-bishops-fight-for-authority-over-u-s-flock/

  5. avatar Diane Harris says:

    Bishop Lori has just been named Archbishop of Baltimore

    BALTIMORE, Maryland, MARCH 20, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI appointed Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, Connecticut, as Archbishop of Baltimore.

    The bishop, 60, is the leader of the committee on religious freedom, recently formed by the U.S. episcopal conference.

    The Archdiocese of Baltimore has about a half million Catholics in a population of more than 3 million. They are served by some 540 priests and 1,250 religious.

  6. avatar Thinkling says:

    I know Rochester is not New York or Philadelphia (or even Baltimore). But it does seem like Pope Benedict has a good eye when filling US sees.


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