Love the sinner, hate the sin? Not if you're Catholic you don't. In 2004, the now-Pope barred pro-choice politicians from accepting Communion, though most of them (like all other pro-choice Catholics) basically ignored him. Now there's a hubbub because some whiny guy from Lancaster saw a priest give Communion to Senator Edward Kennedy at the Pope's big mass in Washington last month. The spokeswoman from the Washington archdiocese told reporters that such a thing "wouldn't be possible," but Kennedy's office confirmed it. Notably, although the Catholic Church is supposedly equally opposed to the death penalty, Catholic politicians that refuse to use the power of their office to eliminate the death penalty or prevent executions have never faced similar public repudiations from Church leaders. Ahh, sweet double standards: Keeping the Catholic Church hierarchy in power for 2,000 years. [Washington Times]