Liberal Bishop of Des Moines Promotes “Medical” Cannabis
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Edit: it’s interesting to note how some prelates like Msgr. Pates, camouflage themselves by perfunctory attention to social issues from a Catholic point of view, and spend the rest of their time pushing an overriding modernist agenda. For example, few people know that Archbishop John Ireland was such a bishop since many of his public acts were irreproachable and even laudatory, but he was an Americanist and even contemplated a schism in the late 19th century.
[Des Moines Register] Des Moines’ Catholic bishop is joining with Iowa lawmakers who are pushing to make medical marijuana legal in the state.
Bishop Richard Pates, the influential leader of 100,000 Roman Catholics in southwest Iowa, has asked House and Senate members to approve a comprehensive bill to permit medical cannabis. The Iowa Legislature is in an intense debate over medical marijuana legislation as the final days of the 2016 session wind down.
“I believe now is the time to help suffering Iowans and their families get access to this medicine,” Pates said in a letter dated late last week.