Skip to comments.Catholic Group Slams de Blasio for Transition Team’s ‘Insult’
Posted on 01/28/2014 1:03:19 PM PST by aquila48
Bill de Blasio might need to say a few Hail Marys after his new transition team offended a Catholic group just a day after its announcement.
Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, blasted the mayor-elect this afternoon for not including any priests in his 60-member transition team, which was rolled out yesterday afternoon.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced the appointment of 60 New York leaders to his transition committee. He instructed them to identify women and men from every part of our city and walk of life that wants a better New York. He lied, said Mr. Donohue in the statement, titled de Blasio Shuts Out Priests.
Mr. Donohue went on to note that ministers, rabbis and imams were all included in the lineupbut not priests.
Catholics make up 52.5 percent of New York, yet they have no clergy representation. This is not an oversight: every attempt was made to include persons from virtually every sector of New York, he charged.
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I can’t agree with Donahue on this one. No priest belongs in any position in a pro-abortion administration.
That was MY first thought, also.
Plus I’m fairly certain Pope John Paul II ordered priests to not accept any political positions.
This guy is just short of being a card carrying communist. Why would he include any Christians, Catholic or otherwise in his team?
Why, not enough Democrats represented on the transition team?
Sorry, Bill. You and your priests are extremist pro-lifers and Cuomo and DeBlasio want your kind out of New York.
He’s a communist. He hates the church.
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