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Thoughts On ‘Roman Catholics For Obama’
First Things ^ | 5.19.08 | Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap

Posted on 05/21/2008 7:38:20 PM PDT by Coleus

Forty years ago this month, Bobby Kennedy was still alive and running for the Democratic party’s 1968 presidential nomination. I was a seminarian in Washington, D.C. I was also an active volunteer in Kennedy’s campaign. I can still remember helping with secretarial work in the same room where Edward Kennedy and Pierre Salinger labored away on the campaign’s strategy. It was my first involvement in elective politics, and, after the Vietnam Tet Offensive in February and Martin Luther King Jr.’s murder on April 4, Kennedy’s cause seemed urgent. Then, on June 5, Kennedy was gunned down himself.

After Robert Kennedy died, the meaning of the 1968 election seemed to evaporate. I lost interest in politics. I didn’t get involved again until the rise of Jimmy Carter. Carter fascinated me because he seemed like an untypical politician. He was plain spoken, honest, a serious Christian and a Washington outsider. So I supported him during his 1976 campaign when I was a young priest working in Pennsylvania. After his election as president, I came to Denver as pastor of Holy Cross Parish in Thornton in 1977. I eventually got involved with the 1980 Colorado campaign for Carter’s re-election on the invitation of a parishioner and Democratic party activist—Polly Baca, who was and remains a good friend.

Carter had one serious strike against him. The U.S. Supreme Court had legalized abortion on demand in its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, and Carter the candidate waffled about restricting it. At the time, I knew Carter was wrong in his views about Roe and soft toward permissive abortion. But even as a priest, I justified working for him because he wasn’t aggressively “pro-choice.” True, he held a bad position on a vital issue, but I believed he was right on so many more of the “Catholic” issues than his opponent seemed to be. The moral calculus looked easy. I thought we could remedy the abortion problem after Carter was safely returned to office.

Carter lost his bid for re-election, but even with an avowedly prolife Ronald Reagan as president, the belligerence, dishonesty, and inflexibility of the pro-choice lobby has stymied almost every effort to protect unborn human life since.

In the years after the Carter loss, I began to notice that very few of the people, including Catholics, who claimed to be “personally opposed” to abortion really did anything about it. Nor did they intend to. For most, their personal opposition was little more than pious hand-wringing and a convenient excuse—exactly as it is today. In fact, I can’t name any pro-choice Catholic politician who has been active, in a sustained public way, in trying to discourage abortion and to protect unborn human life—not one. Some talk about it, and some may mean well, but there’s very little action. In the United States in 2008, abortion is an acceptable form of homicide. And it will remain that way until Catholics force their political parties and elected officials to act differently.

Why do I mention this now? Earlier this spring, a group called “Roman Catholics for Obama ’08” quoted my own published words in the following way:

So can a Catholic in good conscience vote for a pro-choice candidate? The answer is: I can’t, and I won’t. But I do know some serious Catholics— people whom I admire—who may. I think their reasoning is mistaken, but at least they sincerely struggle with the abortion issue, and it causes them real pain. And most important: They don’t keep quiet about it; they don’t give up; they keep lobbying their party and their representatives to change their pro-abortion views and protect the unborn. Catholics can vote for pro-choice candidates if they vote for them despite—not because of—their pro-choice views.

What’s interesting about this quotation—which is accurate but incomplete—is the wording that was left out. The very next sentences in the article of mine they selected, which Roman Catholics for Obama neglected to quote, run as follows:

But [Catholics who support pro-choice candidates] also need a compelling proportionate reason to justify it. What is a “proportionate” reason when it comes to the abortion issue? It’s the kind of reason we will be able to explain, with a clean heart, to the victims of abortion when we meet them face to face in the next life—which we most certainly will. If we’re confident that these victims will accept our motives as something more than an alibi, then we can proceed.

On their website, Roman Catholics for Obama stress that:

After faithful thought and prayer, we have arrived at the conclusion that Senator Obama is the candidate whose views are most compatible with the Catholic outlook, and we will vote for him because of that—and because of his other outstanding qualities—despite our disagreements with him in specific areas.

I’m familiar with this reasoning. It sounds a lot like me thirty years ago. And thirty years later, we still have about a million abortions a year. Maybe Roman Catholics for Obama will do a better job at influencing their candidate. It could happen. And I sincerely hope it does, since Planned Parenthood of the Chicago area, as recently as February 2008, noted that Senator Barack Obama “has a 100 percent pro-choice voting record both in the U.S. Senate and the Illinois Senate.”  Changing the views of “pro-choice” candidates takes a lot more than verbal gymnastics, good alibis, and pious talk about “personal opposition” to killing unborn children. I’m sure Roman Catholics for Obama know that, and I wish them good luck. They’ll need it. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., is archbishop of Denver.

Roman Catholics for Obama ’08



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; archbishopchaput; catholicvote; catholicvoter; chaput; obama; religiousleft

1 posted on 05/21/2008 7:38:21 PM PDT by Coleus
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Archbishop Chaput offers comments about ‘Roman Catholics for Obama’
The group “Roman Catholics for Obama ‘08” recently quoted Archbishop Charles Chaput’s January 16 Denver Catholic Register column on “10 points for Catholic Citizens to remember.”  According to Archbishop Chaput, the group’s use of his words is accurate -- and curiously incomplete. Read the Archbishop’s May 19 web column for his thoughts on “Roman Catholics for Obama.”

2 posted on 05/21/2008 7:39:36 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion and Physician-assisted Murder (aka-Euthanasia), Don't Democrats just kill ya?)
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To: Coleus

Any Catholic that supports Obama is not a true Catholic. I’m ashamed to call them members of my faith.


3 posted on 05/21/2008 7:41:14 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Just a bitter South Carolinian clinging to my religon and guns.)
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To: Coleus

Justify anything.


4 posted on 05/21/2008 7:42:23 PM PDT by lookout88 (Combat search and rescue officer's dad.)
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To: NYer; Aquinasfan; Campion; AnAmericanMother; Pyro7480; narses; ninenot

Ping


5 posted on 05/21/2008 7:42:42 PM PDT by StAthanasiustheGreat (Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit)
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To: Coleus

I hope it doesn’t take Chaput another 30 years to figure out that Polly Baca-Barragan is someone he shouldn’t be friends with.


6 posted on 05/21/2008 7:43:18 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Coleus

Catholics are a group that went more for Clinton over Dole in than normal and were a deciding factor in that race. I am not surprised that they might not support McDole either.


7 posted on 05/21/2008 7:49:22 PM PDT by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: Coleus

I guess they rejected “Dogans for Dumbo” as a slogan.


8 posted on 05/21/2008 7:51:19 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism.)
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To: Coleus

Looks like the “cafeteria” has added some new items. Look they all are fiery hot!


9 posted on 05/21/2008 7:51:55 PM PDT by badpacifist (They say your head can be a prison Then, these are just conjugal visits.)
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To: Ingtar
Catholics are a group that went more for Clinton over Dole in than normal and were a deciding factor in that race. >>>

and in the 00 and 04 election, it was the catholic vote that pushed bush over the top and bush reciprocated by appointing two pro-life Catholic Supreme Court Justices.

10 posted on 05/21/2008 7:54:35 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion and Physician-assisted Murder (aka-Euthanasia), Don't Democrats just kill ya?)
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To: Ingtar

Teddy K., Nancy P., John Skerry, Chris Dodd, Patrick Leahy..
Need I go on?

These people are Democrats first, fake Catholics, Losers in Life and Americans last.

They are a disgrace and so is the majority of the US Clergy.


11 posted on 05/21/2008 7:55:05 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Abbeville Conservative

I agree. There is no proportionate reason that can counterbalance a million dead babies a year. For shame!

As the writer said, I hope they have a good explanation for those unborn innocents when they meet them in the afterlife.


12 posted on 05/21/2008 7:57:59 PM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat

Just who are these ‘Roman Catholics for Obama’? Most likely these are just the usual political hacks who just happen to be Catholics. This reminds of all of those cheering people standing behind Obama or Clinton. Who are these people who are so wildly passionate about the candidacy of Obama or Clinton? I’ll bet 90% of them are just hacks who belong to some Democrat political machine.


13 posted on 05/21/2008 7:59:14 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Coleus

Religious thread in Breaking News again!


14 posted on 05/21/2008 8:01:20 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Ingtar

The Catholic vote has been moving steadily out of the Democrat camp and into the Republican camp for a couple of generations.

In the old days, the Republicans represented the WASP establishment, and the establishment was anti-Catholic. Catholics were mostly ethnics—Italians, Irish, Poles—and were looked down on and discriminated against. Catholics were mostly working class and a major part of the labor unions.

All that started to change with Roe v. Wade. If the bishops had been on the ball, the decision might even have been reversed. But lay Catholics started the pro-life movement, and have moved into the conservative camp more and more every year. Catholics were ahead of Evangelicals in the right to life movement, although no question that Evangelicals are now on board, too, and agreement on this point has done much to improve relations.

At least such was the case through 2004, when Bush and the Republican Party started to stumble. There is some risk that Catholics may shift over more slowly and Evangelicals may lose interest in the political process again. Let’s hope we can get the momentum going.

This is why it was a gigantic mistake to impose someone like McCain on the party—because there’s a terrible risk of losing heart and losing momentum.


15 posted on 05/21/2008 8:06:05 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Coleus

“Roman Catholics?”

I don’t think sooooooooooooooo... “CINO’s” would be accurate!


16 posted on 05/21/2008 8:12:19 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Cicero
This is why it was a gigantic mistake to impose someone like McCain on the party—because there’s a terrible risk of losing heart and losing momentum.

Perhaps the Catholic childhood in me is part of what makes it so I cannot vote for McCain. Though, it is more likely his actions since 1998 that did the trick.

17 posted on 05/21/2008 8:36:18 PM PDT by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Oh, I think he SHOULD remain her friend. Maybe someday he’ll have some positive influence on her. She doesn’t seem to have influenced HIM negatively.


18 posted on 05/21/2008 8:44:54 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: acapesket

Culture/Society; Politics/Elections

it’s not in breaking news


19 posted on 05/21/2008 8:50:28 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion and Physician-assisted Murder (aka-Euthanasia), Don't Democrats just kill ya?)
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To: Coleus

Okey doke.

I said it could be me on another thread.
I stand corrected.

Thanks for replying.

By the bye, I am not the only poster who has had this issue
FYI.


20 posted on 05/21/2008 8:56:08 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Coleus

People are going to vote their pocketbooks and wallets this year.


21 posted on 05/21/2008 9:08:24 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Coleus
Obama was part of Rev Wright's church for 20 years. He must have known what Black Lib Theology was.

The Real Story Behind Rev. Wright's Controversial Black Liberation Theology Doctrine
Monday , May 5, 2008
FoxNews/Hannity's America
[special Friday night edition--original airdate May 2, 2008]

(some key excerpts)

JOSE DIAZ-BALART, TELEMUNDO NETWORK: "Liberation theology in Nicaragua in the mid-1980's was a pro-Sandinista, pro-Marxist, anti-U.S., anti-Catholic Church movement. That's it. No ifs, ands, or buts. His church apparently supported, in the mid-'80s in Nicaragua, groups that supported the Sandinista dictatorships and that were opposed to the Contras whose reason for being was calling for elections. That's all I know. I was there.

I saw the churches in Nicaragua that he spoke of, and the churches were churches that talked about the need for violent revolution and I remember clearly one of the major churches in Managua where the Jesus Christ on the altar was not Jesus Christ, he was a Sandinista soldier, and the priests talked about the corruption of the West, talked about the need for revolution everywhere, and talked about 'the evil empire' which was the United States of America."

REV. BOB SCHENCK, NATIONAL CLERGY COUNCIL: "it's based in Marxism. At the core of his [Wright's] theology is really an anti-Christian understanding of God, and as part of a long history of individuals who actually advocate using violence in overthrowing those they perceive to be oppressing them, even acts of murder have been defended by followers of liberation theology. That's very, very dangerous."

SCHENCK: "I was actually the only person escorted to Dr. Wright. He asked to see me, and I simply welcomed him to Washington, and then I said Dr. Wright, I want to bring you a warning: your embrace of Marxist liberation theology. It is contrary to the Gospel, and you need, sir, to abandon it. And at that he dropped the handshake and made it clear that he was not in the mood to dialogue on that point."

The Real Story Behind Rev. Wright's Controversial Black Liberation Theology Doctrine:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354158,00.html

Obama's Church: Gospel of Hate
Kathy Shaidle, FrontPageMag.com
Monday, April 07, 2008

In March of 2007, FOX News host Sean Hannity had engaged Obama’s pastor in a heated interview about his Church’s teachings. For many viewers, the ensuing shouting match was their first exposure to "Black Liberation Theology"...

Like the pro-communist Liberation Theology that swept Central America in the 1980s and was repeatedly condemned by Pope John Paul II, Black Liberation Theology combines warmed-over 1960s vintage Marxism with carefully distorted biblical passages. However, in contrast to traditional Marxism, it emphasizes race rather than class. The Christian notion of "salvation" in the afterlife is superseded by "liberation" on earth, courtesy of the establishment of a socialist utopia.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=30CD9E14-B0C9-4F8C-A0A6-A896F0F44F02

22 posted on 05/21/2008 9:27:38 PM PDT by ETL
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To: Coleus
Abp. Chaput, you supported Robert Kennedy and Jimmy Carter because you were a sappy-headed liberal. I wish I could say that now you understand that Kennedy was irredeemably corrupt and that Reagan was right—and in fact would have been a better choice for an honest Catholic on all the issues. But you still seem to have one foot in the sappy-headed liberal reservation.

Chaput can be great on the life issues, but I think his quote from long ago on why it might be okay to vote for a pro-abort is as silly now as it was in 1980, and it's no wonder the Bambi Catholics have picked it up. In addition, Chaput seems soft and illogical concerning the death penalty (the death penalty for criminals, that is) and immigration.

23 posted on 05/21/2008 10:19:52 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: SuziQ
She doesn’t seem to have influenced HIM negatively.

Shows how little you know about both of them.

24 posted on 05/22/2008 3:37:28 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Abbeville Conservative

He never mentions Partial Birth abortion or the fact that Obama does not even support a Baby who survives an abortion and is actually alive and just laying there


25 posted on 05/22/2008 4:10:59 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Is it your contention that Chaput is some sort of flaming liberal Catholic? He may not be as traditional as some might like, but that wouldn’t necessarily mean he’s NOT orthodox.


26 posted on 05/22/2008 9:06:15 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: A.A. Cunningham

I was surprised he was a big liberal democrat for so long. I think most bishops still vote democrat. I know that a lot of brothers and sisters do. There are so many religious orders that work for liberal democrat causes and rely on state and federal funding for the services they provide.


27 posted on 05/22/2008 1:46:18 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion and Physician-assisted Murder (aka-Euthanasia), Don't Democrats just kill ya?)
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To: Coleus
I don't think they're really Catholic at all, not even "Catholic in Name Only".

What Catholic calls himself a "Roman Catholic"?

The Episcopalians call them "Romans" in order to distinguish them from the "Anglo-Catholics", and other protestants call them "Roman Catholics" to distinguish them from "catholic" small-c meaning "universal".

I suspect this is one or two people who have given themselves a fancy name, sort of like that "Catholics for a Free Choice" group.

28 posted on 05/23/2008 7:17:25 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: SuziQ
Take a look at his support for illegal aliens, his making known, unofficially of course, to Priests in his Archdiocese that he really doesn't care for the Tridentine Mass, his condemnation of Scalia over his remarks about the death penalty and the historical teaching of the Church, his silence over Scalia’s dissent in Nebraska vs. Carhart, his refusal to crack down on liturgical abuses in his Archdiocese, etc. Chaput is a big improvement over Stafford and several orders of magnitude better than Casey but he isn't the "great" shepherd that many outside of this Archdiocese portray him to be. At best he is an enigma.
29 posted on 05/24/2008 9:55:37 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: AnAmericanMother
What Catholic calls himself a "Roman Catholic"?

Plenty of us do and my dog tags, which I still carry with me everyday, state my religious preference as ROMAN CATHOLIC. While it can be used as a pejorative by Catholic bashers, there is no shame in calling oneself a Roman Catholic.

30 posted on 05/24/2008 10:01:09 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: A.A. Cunningham
O.K.! I stand corrected.

Must be just because I spent so much time with Episcopalians, who use "Roman" as a pejorative.

31 posted on 05/24/2008 12:38:36 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: A.A. Cunningham

What does he TEACH Catholics in the Diocese? Is he teaching error? The issues you mentioned are not related to Doctrine, but political situations, or matters of preference with regard to the liturgy.


32 posted on 05/24/2008 7:56:31 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Coleus

Catholics CANNOT vote for Obama — he is the most liberal baby-killer in the senate.


33 posted on 06/06/2008 8:47:20 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Judith Anne

“hope they have a good explanation for those unborn innocents when they meet them in the afterlife”

Why do I think the Rev Chaput might just be in error assuming that those politicians who sold their souls on the abortion issue - Roman Catholic or otherwise - would be meeting any innocent souls in the afterlife? I’m kinda thinking they may have gone to different destinations.


34 posted on 06/06/2008 9:11:54 PM PDT by EDINVA (Proud American for 23,062 days.... and counting!)
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To: EDINVA

Duh! Of course!


35 posted on 06/06/2008 9:18:41 PM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: Coleus
Barack Hussein Obama is the apex of the hate-America, domestic enemy in this country. His election as president would be the greatest coup any enemy has ever scored against this country and could easily lead to the worst, horrific disaster in our nation's history.

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

36 posted on 06/06/2008 9:19:51 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Salvation

Yes that’s right a Vile Baby Killer. Remember babies are a PUNISHMENT!!!!!!!!!!


37 posted on 06/06/2008 9:23:20 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Tag line under construction Please watch your step, not responsible for any accidents)
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To: Coleus
The Democrats' Univited Guest

The Democrats' uninvited guest Posted Aug. 19, 2008 11:53 AM || by Phil Lawler || category Commentary

When the leaders of the Democratic Party gather in Denver for their nominating convention, they'll hear from a number of prominent religious leaders. They'll hear from several prominent Catholics, too. But they won't hear from the Archbishop of Denver, points out Julia Duin of theWashington Times.

Archbishop Charles Chaput would be a very, very interesting convention speaker. He's intelligent, witty, modest, and thoughtful. He has taken a special interest in the relationship between religion and politics, as demonstrated by his new book, Render Unto Caesar.

But if you were a Democratic leader… if you were a supporter of Senator Obama… would you want to hand Archbishop Chaput the microphone? Nope. His message would not be congenial to the "pro-choice" crowd.

Ray Flynn, former Boston mayor and later US ambassador to the Vatican, tells the Washington Times that the failure to include Archbishop Chaput is "a serious oversight" on the part of Democratic Party leaders. Serious, yes. Oversight, no. 


38 posted on 08/22/2008 9:42:17 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Coleus
A lot of other thoughts about Obama:

Barack Obama's Sole Article in Harvard Law Review Promotes Abortion

Why Obama Really Voted For Infanticide
Obama's Born-Alive Problem
William A. Donohue: Catholic Left Hangs Itself (5/22/08) [Abortion]
"Until they have reformed their lives" ( No Holy Communion for pro-abortion Catholics!)
African American Pro-Life Leader Tells Barack Obama: No We Can't OK Abortion

OBAMA AND INFANTICIDE (Reinhard)
They'd be angry at Obama if he was caught saying the N-word. Supporting Infanticide—Not so much.
In 2002, Barack Obama Supported Infanticide and I've Got the Transcript of His Words
Explosive Audio Found - Obama arguing against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act - Audio
Transcript of Obama's verbal opposition to Born Alive on the IL Senate floor

Explosive Audio Found Obama arguing against BAIPA
Audio Found Obama arguing against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act
Abortion foes using racism to make point at DNC [Randall Terry / Operation Rescue]
Why Obama couldn't answer Warren's baby question
Smoking gun? Papers expose Obama's 'infanticide' vote

EXTRA: Archbishop Burke on Catholics who Support Abortion
Senator Barack Obama Wants You to Pay for Abortions
US Bishops Look at Election
John McCain Will Not Pick Pro-Abortion Running Mate, Rules Out Tom Ridge
Vote for Real Hope and Change [Archbishop Chaput]
Catholics who support abortion should not receive Communion, says Archbishop Burke (again :-)
CNN Again Omits Part of the Story Concerning Obama’s Abortion Votes

Obama Flunks Rick Warren's Abortion Question
Obama and the Black American Family Don’t Jibe [Abortion]
Obama Caught Red-Handed in Abortion Lie
Archbishop Naumann hopes Obama realizes Sebelius is a bad Catholic advisor
Obama Facing Attacks From All Sides Over Abortion Record

OBAMA'S EXTREMISM - HIS ABORTION RECORD IS NO LIE
Barack Obama - Abortion Extremist
Barack Obama lied about babies ‘Born Alive’ vote then smeared Corsi
Babies' Rights and the Definition of Marriage [re: Forum responses by Obama vs. McCain]
Opinion: Doug Kmiec on McCain v. Obama at Saddleback

Obama Cover-up on Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Continues to Unravel...
Life Lies: Barack Obama and Born-Alive
Operation Rescue founder to distribute new flyer: "Is it Immoral to Vote for Obama for President?"
Obama Calls Pro-Lifers Liars
Obama Jun 15: “fathers…at conception” August 16 “answering that question is above my pay grade”

Niece of Martin Luther King Jr. to Lead Prayer Vigil Outside Largest U.S. Abortion Centre
Campaign Admits Obama Lied About Abortion Vote, Media Asleep
Obama “pay grade” comment purposely ignores SCIENTIFIC FACT that LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION
Barack Obama Repeats False Claim Abortions Haven't Declined Under Bush
Obama and Abortion

Obama Says Right to Life Coalition Is Lying About His Record
Barack Obama Says Pro-Life Group Lying About His Pro-Infanticide Votes
Obama's infanticide problem>
Obama and McCain Woo Catholics
Obama's Christian Creds Vs. Abortion and Infanticide

Obama's 10 reasons for supporting infanticide
Mommy Won't Help Dems on Abortion
Abortion Leader Confirms that Democratic Platform is More Pro-Abortion than Ever
Obama More Than An Abortion Radical
Obama’s Abortion Lies (Obama cover-up on born-alive survivors bill)

Life with Obama: Abortion champion
Knighting the Catholic Vote (K of C urging Catholics to vote pro-life)
Linda Chavez: Obama’s Catholic problem
Catholic Voters and 2008
Barack Obama Supports the Murder of Newborn Infants

Obama Lied About Abortion Record
What Barack Obama defended three times: Live Birth Abortion
[OPEN] Supreme K of C Calls for Real "Change" on Abortion and Catholic Revolt against Obama Nation
Obama's Catholic Problem ( Linda Chavez )
Obama’s View on Abortion May Divide Catholics ( "May Divide?" )

Obama loses 26 points among Catholics
Barack Obama's Wife Michelle to Join Hillary Clinton at Pro-Abortion Dinner
OPINION: Senator Obama and the Wall of the Womb
Barack Obama's Pledge to Overturn Every Pro-Life Abortion Law One Year Old
Obama Worse than Clintons on Abortion Says National Right to Life Leader Interview-SCOTUS Critical

Roman Catholics for Obama '08
OBAMA TO CATHOLICS: NO VOUCHERS
How can Catholics for Obama rationalize their support for the pro-choice candidate?
Obama’s director of Catholic Outreach ‘dodges’ opportunity to reach Catholics
Barack Obama Slams John McCain For Opposing Abortion, Activist Judges

Catholics and Obama
COMMENTARY: Quandry for Catholics At Election Time
The Latest Refinement (Obama on Abortion)
CNN Runs Biased News Story Covering Up Barack Obama’s Pro-Abortion Record
Jill Stanek: Obama's biggest lie about supporting infanticide
The Battle for Catholic Voters

New Report Indicates Voters Most Interested in Barack Obama’s Position on Abortion
Deal Hudson: Obama and Infanticide?
Ad asks Obama: ‘If fatherhood begins at conception, when does life begin?’
Embryonic stem-cell research immoral, unnecessary, bishops say
Catholics should not vote for Obama
Catholic Caucus: It is a sin to vote/support Obama/DNC [abortion]

More Catholics leaning towards Democrats, poll reports (really not Catholics)
The Catholic-Obama Problem (Pope Benedict XVI instructs Catholics about pro-abortion candidates)
Obama's Abortion Bombshell: Unrestricted Abortion....
NARAL Catholics Line Up for Obama
Editorial: Disagreeing with Doug Kmiec One More Time
State-Funded Embryo Research "Makes Taxpayers Complicit in Killing", say Bishops

McCain Meets Privately with Fr. Pavone - Says Constitutional Right to Life Applies to Unborn
Faithful Citizenship: “Catholic Vote” is very sought after
Has Obama dissolved his Catholic advisory council?
Commentary: Faithful Citizenship and the Formed Conscience
Catholic League: Where's Obama's 'Catholic Advisory Council'? [Not to be found!]
Right-wing Christians beginning to lean left (Misleading headline)

Catholics Debate Obama Vote
US Bishops Urge Voters to Give Priority to Life [Ecumenical]
Corralling the Catholic vote: Political necessity or pipe dream?
DOUG KMIEC: Catholic Reasons for Hope in the General Election
EDITORIAL: Why This Catholic Dreads the Campaign
The Catholic-Obama Problem (Pope Benedict XVI instructs Catholics about pro-abortion candidates)
Thoughts On ‘Roman Catholics For Obama’

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39 posted on 08/22/2008 9:45:55 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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