Bishop Martino of Scranton

Bishop Joseph Martino crashed a political forum at a church in his diocese, and gave them a piece of his mind.  The main issue was the Catholic approach to abortion, and there were a number of panelists. What got his goat was that they passed out and discussed the USCCB document on “Faithful Citizenship,” but they didn’t pass out, and no one mentioned, his own letter on the subject.

“The only relevant document … is my letter,” he said. “There is one teacher in this diocese, and these points are not debatable.”

“No USCCB document is relevant in this diocese,” said Martino. “The USCCB doesn’t speak for me.”