Matt C. Abbott
November 23, 2006
Bishop, priest go deer hunting
By Matt C. Abbott

A Nov. 13, 2006 AP story reported that "[t]wo women were arrested after they chained themselves to the front doors of a [New York] Catholic diocese building to protest the authorized killing of deer on church property."

Well, I've never gone hunting, but I thought I'd share the following (recently taken) photo of Bishop Rene Gracida and Father J. Patrick Serna doing just that deer hunting, to be exact. In Texas.

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Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic commentator with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, media and theatre from Northeastern Illinois University. He's been interviewed on MSNBC, NPR, WLS-TV (ABC) in Chicago, WMTV (NBC) in Madison, Wis., and has been quoted in The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. He can be reached at

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