Strange Catholic bedfellows

06/22/2014 11:06 AM

06/23/2014 10:56 AM

Re Pope denounces Mafia (Nation/World, June 21): Pope Francis excommunicated Italian mobsters for their path of evil in murder and drug trafficking. The Pope's only other public excommunication was of an Australian priest, Father Greg Reynolds, for publicly supporting the ordination of women as priests.

Apparently in the Pope's eyes, murder, drug trafficking and public support of women as priests are similar church offenses.

-- John West, Sacramento

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