Chris Matthews makes it known to the public that he is a devout Catholic. However, on Monday Chris actually debated Providence, RI Bishop Thomas J. Tobin on just why Bishop Tobin has forbidden Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy to receive the Roman Catholic sacrament of Holy Communion because of his advocacy of abortion rights.
At issue was Matthew’s questions to the Bishop about merging Church and State issues within The Church’s punitive measures toward Catholics who are percieved to ignore the moral teachings of The Church. This video is excellent. Here’s a rare glimpse at Matthew’s brilliance in all things political: