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Catholic Pro-Life Leader Feuds With Barack Obama's "Catholic" Backers
LifeNews.com ^ | May 9, 2008 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 05/09/2008 10:57:59 AM PDT by julieee

Washington, DC -- A leading pro-life Catholic is feuding with supporters of Barack Obama who claim to be Catholic but join the candidate in violating the Church's teachings by strongly supporting abortion and embryonic stem cell research. Catholic League President Bill Donahue says true Catholics would oppose Obama.

Donahue began the exchange last week by issuing a press release calling on Obama to dissolve his National Advisory Council because the members of the panel and pro-abortion.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; barackobama; catholic; catholicvote; feuds; prolife

1 posted on 05/09/2008 10:57:59 AM PDT by julieee
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To: julieee

Senator Bob Casey Jr. is a leading supporter of Obama and is suppose to be Pro Life. Bishop James Clifford Timlin of the Scranton Diocese is suppordter of Casey Jr. who is a prominent Catholic.


2 posted on 05/09/2008 11:02:43 AM PDT by ethics
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To: julieee
Bill Donahue is much better off spending his time criticizing Democrats.

He not only wasted his time back earlier this year when he was messing with the Republicans, he also lost whatever credentials he had with Conservatives.

He's got a lot of time to spend in political purgatory before he can ever be trusted.

(And I do hope he's given up cruising those homosexual websites where he picked up that garbage he was tossing at several of the candidates. That was so tawdry and ignorant of him.)

3 posted on 05/09/2008 11:05:34 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: julieee; trussell

Catholic Ping Please.


4 posted on 05/09/2008 11:05:34 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: julieee

Obama’s fake “Catholics” are all fiercely anti-Catholic.


5 posted on 05/09/2008 11:08:45 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: julieee

For pro-aborts of B. Hussein’s ilk, it’s about as “profound” a moral challenge as choosing the next American Idol.


6 posted on 05/09/2008 11:08:51 AM PDT by workerbee (Ladies do not start fights, but they can finish them.)
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To: muawiyah
you do take every chance you can get to bash Catholics don't you.

You just can't let one opportunity to pass by without some snide remark or slam.

You continually bear false witness against Catholics.

from your response it sounds like you have taken offense because you are a homosexual - I have no doubt that you probably are.

Lurking’

7 posted on 05/09/2008 11:13:49 AM PDT by LurkingSince'98 (Catholics=John 6:53-58 Everyone else=John 6:60-66)
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To: julieee
Barack Obama's Jewish National Advisory Council:


8 posted on 05/09/2008 11:13:52 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: LurkingSince'98
Hardly. Your boy there is NOT a good Catholic. Besides, he's a total political idiot.

Try to find a better spokesman next time.

9 posted on 05/09/2008 11:21:48 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

If Donahue didn’t criticize the GOP for embracing anti-Catholic bigots, then he would have lost his whatever credentials he had with Catholics.


10 posted on 05/09/2008 11:24:14 AM PDT by Philly Nomad
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To: Philly Nomad

Hardly ~ for many Catholics it’s only the presence of Protestants that reminds them what being a Catholic is all about. If you didn’t already have us you’d have to invent us.


11 posted on 05/09/2008 11:26:15 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Global2010; Salvation
Catholic Ping Please.

Salvation is back on duty with the Catholic ping list.

12 posted on 05/09/2008 11:28:25 AM PDT by trussell (I carry because...When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away)
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To: muawiyah

Very clever reposte.

All I need to know that I’m a practicing Catholic is my faith.


13 posted on 05/09/2008 11:32:36 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: muawiyah

No, that’s what the Jews are for, we just laugh at protestants and just laugh at their infantile theology, lame “mega”-churches and slick snake oil salesmen.


14 posted on 05/09/2008 11:32:38 AM PDT by Philly Nomad
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To: Philly Nomad
Speaking of "Mega church" you ever been to Rome at Easter?

Sorry jack, the Catholics invented the concept. And snake oil salesmen? Isn't that what the Kennedy family made their living on?

Theologically speaking I belong to a church that differs from the RCs in only one major respect ~ we don't have an hierarchy. Otherwise I know that at any particular moment there's a perpetual novena taking place in my non-Catholic church ~ which is probably not the case with St. Bernadette's to the West and St Francis to the East.

Please don't assume more than can be demonstrated.

Donohue came up with critiques of candidates that sourced back to some homosexual websites. I did the search on that rather nasty piece of business and found that with virtually 100% weblog coverage, those stories had but a single source ~ I'm still p.o.ed at Donohue for having tossed stuff like that around with abandon BEFORE verifying the sources.

He's got some broken glass to crawl through nekkid Fur Shur.

15 posted on 05/09/2008 11:38:36 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: RexBeach

Good on you. Now, go convert the rest of ‘em. Makes my job much easier!


16 posted on 05/09/2008 11:39:38 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Our Mega-Churches actually look nice and are built to last, protestant mega-churches are nothing more than a suburban office park.

That’s another thing about you people, always taking the fun out of life. The Protestants were the driving force for Prohibition. Think about it, the best places to visit in Europe are all Catholic Countries. Spain, Portugal, and Italy.


17 posted on 05/09/2008 11:52:25 AM PDT by Philly Nomad
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To: ethics
Senator Bob Casey Jr. is a leading supporter of Obama and is suppose to be Pro Life.

As someone from PA, I will say that Casey Jr. says he's pro-life when he thinks it will benefit him, but unlike his father, he does not defend life.

18 posted on 05/09/2008 12:00:05 PM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: muawiyah

muawiyah

is it your being homosesxual that makes you intolerant of Catholics or is there some other thing going on with you?

Lurking’


19 posted on 05/09/2008 12:13:37 PM PDT by LurkingSince'98 (Catholics=John 6:53-58 Everyone else=John 6:60-66)
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To: LurkingSince'98
Gee whiz fellow, it was Donohue who found those gay websites, not me. I just did the dirty work of plugging along behind him to see where he was going.

Now I know his gray haired old mom would be upset if she were to even be given to suspect that her sonny boy was looking into those places, but I had to do it for the sake of the Conservative movement.

You know that.

20 posted on 05/09/2008 12:17:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

but your own personal gayness comes through every time you bash you Catholic brethern which you do with regularity.

Lurking’


21 posted on 05/09/2008 12:19:54 PM PDT by LurkingSince'98 (Catholics=John 6:53-58 Everyone else=John 6:60-66)
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To: LurkingSince'98
Since I never bash Catholics, brethren or not, and am not gay, you must have me mistaken for someone else.

With Donohue I only responded to his vicious attack (which he got, as it turned out when I tracked it down, from a gay weblog).

22 posted on 05/09/2008 12:22:17 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

everytime you repeat something which a Catholic tells you is NOT the case about the Catholic faith you bear false witness - unless you personally know it to be a fact.

Calling you gay when you say you are not is no diferent than your telling folks that Catholics worship Mary or the Pope as other schismatics do.

Lurking’


23 posted on 05/09/2008 12:27:53 PM PDT by LurkingSince'98 (Catholics=John 6:53-58 Everyone else=John 6:60-66)
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To: LurkingSince'98
Do you worship Mary? Did you ever notice that she's one of the few people prophesied in the Bible?

Surprising!

Now, do you worship the Pope? (I'd be really surprised since I've only met a few Catholics who were screwy enough to think they maybe they were supposed to).

So, what's your point? I caught Donohue with his britches down around his ankles trying to run with the big dogs, and there it was, BS from gay weblogs (and they were easy to tell they were gay because they self-identified as "gay").

Someone should do fact checking for Donohue.

BTW, his errors had nothing to do with him being Catholic, just in his being stupid enough to trust others to give him the truth.

We'll you'd better believe I'll never mislead him.

24 posted on 05/09/2008 12:31:40 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I love my Grandmother (deceaced 40yrs) for all her obediant qualities to God.

I reflect and draw from the memories of her influence in my life.
I have a portrait of her in my quiet room in my home.

I do not worship my Grandmother.
It is that simple.
Or do you enjoy debating for pleasure.

.


25 posted on 05/09/2008 3:26:43 PM PDT by Global2010
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To: Mannaggia l'America

Why didn’t Pa. support Rick Santorum who was Pro Life in words and deeds?


26 posted on 05/09/2008 7:15:55 PM PDT by ethics
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To: ethics
Why didn’t Pa. support Rick Santorum who was Pro Life in words and deeds?

Because pro-life PA voters were duped into thinking Casey Jr. was like Casey Sr. (Not that I was a big fan of Casey Sr. - he was pro-life, but very liberal.) Plus Santorum was "swiftboated" by the media - he stuck his foot in his mouth a few times and it got blown way out of proportion by the liberal media in PA who hated him.

27 posted on 05/09/2008 7:52:28 PM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: julieee; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
+

Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of interest.

28 posted on 05/09/2008 7:56:52 PM PDT by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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To: muawiyah

This isn’t a matter of conservative, republican, democrat or whatever party, it’s Catholicism and life. Abortion is non-negotiable. A lot of folks skipped over that teaching and it’s in their interest to be informed... not for credentials or politics, but for their souls.

It is what it is... if they’re obstinate, they can walk.

All I can do is pray for them.


29 posted on 05/09/2008 8:38:06 PM PDT by AliVeritas (When the going gets tough, the tough vote present.)
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To: muawiyah

Question. Is this thread about gay websites or did I miss something, I thought it was about abortion. Do you have a comment on that?


30 posted on 05/09/2008 8:46:26 PM PDT by AliVeritas (When the going gets tough, the tough vote present.)
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To: julieee; narses

Friday April 11, 2008
Obama’s Catholic Committee: The Lineup

After a conference call today announcing the launch of its Catholic National Advisory Council, the Obama camp released the council’s full roster. It’s a long and impressive llist of elected officials, scholars, and activists. The Obama camp is treating Catholics as Hillary Clinton’s base—in Pennsylvania, they may be—and knows it has to go all out to eat into it. From today’s call, it sounds like many of these folks will be out stumping for Obama in Pennsylvania and some of the other remaining primary states. That will matter a lot more than the press the campaign gets from today’s announcement. Here’s the list:

National Co-Chairs

Senator Bob Casey
Representative Patrick Murphy (PA-08)
Former Congressman Tim Roemer, President of the Center for National Policy
Governor Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas
Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia
Tom Chabolla, Assistant to the President, Service Employees International Union
Victoria Reggie Kennedy, President, Common Sense About Kids and Guns
Sr. Jamie Phelps, O.P., Director and Professor of Theology, Institute for Black Catholic Studies, Xavier University
Sr. Catherine Pinkerton, Congregation of St. Joseph

National Steering Committee *

Mary Jo Bane, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
Nicholas P. Cafardi, Catholic Author and Scholar, Pittsburgh, PA
Lisa Cahill, Professor of Theology, Boston College
M. Shawn Copeland, Associate Professor of Theology, Boston College
Ron Cruz, Leadership Development Consultant, Burke, VA
Sharon Daly, Social Justice Advocate, Knoxville, MD
Richard Gaillardetz, Murray/Bacik Professor of Catholic Studies, University of Toledo
Grant Gallicho, Associate Editor, Commonweal Magazine
Margaret Gannon, IHM, A Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, PA
Don Guter, Judge Advocate General of the Navy (2000-2002); Rear Admiral, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Pittsburgh, PA
Cathleen Kaveny, Professor of Law and Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame
Jim Kesteloot, President and Executive Director, Chicago Lighthouse
Vincent Miller, Associate Professor of Theology, Georgetown University
David O’Brien, Loyola Professor of Catholic Studies at the College of the Holy Cross
Peter Quaranto, Senior Researcher and Conflict Analyst, Resolve Uganda (Notre Dame Class of 2006)
Dave Robinson, International Peace Advocate, Erie, Pennsylvania
Vincent Rougeau, Associate Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame
Mary Wright, Inter-Faith Liaison, Louisville, KY

National Leadership Committee

Governor Jim Doyle of Wisconsin
Former Senator Majority Leader Tom Daschle
Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois
Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts
Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts
Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont

Representative Xavier Becerra of California
Representative Mike Capuano of Massachusetts
Representative Lacy Clay of Missouri
Representative Jerry Costello of Illinois
Representative Bill Delahunt of Massachusetts
Representative Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut
Representative Anna Eshoo of California
Representative Raul Grijalva of Arizona
Representative Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island
Representative John Larson of Connecticut
Representative George Miller of California
Representative James Oberstar of Minnesota
Representative Linda Sanchez of California
Representative Carol Shea Porter of New Hampshire
Representative Peter Welch of Vermont

http://blog.beliefnet.com/godometer/2008/04/obamas-catholic-committee-the.html


31 posted on 05/09/2008 8:48:35 PM PDT by AliVeritas (When the going gets tough, the tough vote present.)
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To: muawiyah

You couldn’t make a pimple on Bill Donahue’s backside.


32 posted on 05/10/2008 6:24:03 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Since when did our Catholics become as sensitive as the typical F(lds) defender?

Your response is absolutely ridiculous. If you people would provide Donohue support he wouldn't make the errors he does.

He was clearly out of line attacking any Republican candidates or their supporters. In doing that he aided the forces of abortion.

33 posted on 05/10/2008 8:16:19 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
I'm not sensitive. I'm just stating a metaphysical certitude.

Your problem is obvious.


34 posted on 05/10/2008 9:52:14 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Mannaggia l'America

Barack Obama just got endorsed by NARAL!

Does this confirm the fact that Senator Casey Jr. is now the official spokeman of the Pro Abortion Movement in Pennsylvania?


35 posted on 05/14/2008 4:23:52 PM PDT by ethics
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To: julieee

**true Catholics would oppose Obama. **

Says it all.


36 posted on 06/06/2008 8:52:29 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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