Skip to comments.Archbishop [Vlazny] criticizes Kulongoski on abortion rights fundraiser (Oregon)
Posted on 10/01/2008 10:56:14 AM PDT by Salvation
SALEM -- Archbishop John Vlazny is criticizing Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski, a Catholic, for playing host to an abortion rights fundraiser Friday night in Portland.
Vlazny, head of the Archdiocese of Portland, said it's an embarrassment and a scandal for Catholics that Kulongoski is hosting the event two days before the church conducts its annual "Respect Life" mass in Portland to show opposition to abortion.
"For a Catholic governor to host an event of this sort seems a deliberate dissent from the teachings of the church," Vlazny said in a statement today.
Kulongoski is a longtime supporter of a woman's right to choose an abortion.
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Kulongoski is also “Catholic.” Good for the Archbishop!
“The archbishop is the governor’s pastor, and he has only respect and admiration for the archbishop,” Kulongoski spokeswoman Anna Richter Taylor said. “They obviously disagree on the issue of choice.”
Kulongoski and his wife, Mary Oberst, are the honorary hosts of Friday night’s fundraising dinner for NARAL Pro Choice Oregon. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is among those scheduled to speak. The event is to be held at a Portland hotel.
To: Archbishop John Vlazny
From: A. Bustard
Re: Abortion supporting politicians
Your Excellency, the words “excommunicate”, and “mortal sin” come to mind ...
Kulongoski and Wyden are among those who need to be un-elected/kicked out of office.
You are so right!
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The Knights of Columbus are running some excellent radio election spots here the in metro Washington, D.C. media market.
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1 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion,
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2 Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life. "A
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2 From its conception, the child has the right to life. Direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, is a "criminal" practice (GS 27 § 3),
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gravely opposed to the moral law when this is done with the thought of possibly inducing an abortion, depending upon the results: a diagnosis must not be the equivalent
Wish we had them here in the northwest too.
“Not sure how much I can post of an AP story”
I believe that the rule is the title and the first two sentences.
Admin Mod - you may wish to edit to bring this in accord to the AP rule.
I had heard of that rule, but since this came from the Oregonian I wasn’t sure. I just excerpted it. Onlt four sentences! LOL!
Onlt four sentences
Only four sentences
ad features the sound of an unborn baby's heartbeat at 10 weeks. The voice of a woman says, "Listening to this makes me wonder - why would anyone question that her life has begun?" It concludes with the words, "Vote your heart. Vote Pro Life..."
The presidential election features a stark contrast between Barack Obama, who favors abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason and funded at taxpayer expense, and John McCain, who opposes abortions. The radio ad follows newspaper advertisements taking pro-abortion Barack Obama running mate Joe Biden to task for misrepresenting Catholic teaching on abortion and the beginning of human life.
Biden, who is Catholic, has a long pro-abortion voting record and came under fire for some recent statements. In a recent interview, Biden said he personally believes that human life begins at conception but wouldn't make public policy protecting unborn children from abortion based on those views....The ads will run in such leading newspapers as USA Today, the Washington Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and his hometown Delaware News Journal....
KOC radio ad - http://media.kofc.org:8080/ramgen/prolife_ad.mp3? usehostname
Thanks for the info.
Happy to oblige. I made a mental note to send them some money this morning so they can buy more ad time.
Like Ted cares.
I heard one this morning on WMAL as I got up this morning! I was so excited!
Obama Doesnt Want His Daughters Punished with a Baby
CNN on Obamas Infant Born Alive Act Rejection
Jill Stanek on Obama and Born Alive Infant Protection Act (MUST SEE)
Obama Cover-up Revealed On Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Bill
Explosive Audio Found Obama arguing against BAIPA
Babies left to die!
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Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment
I assume the Archbishop is in Portland.
The Archbishop can do what Archbishop John Francis Donoghue did in August 2004 -- make a declaration that PRO-ABORTION politicians cannot receive communion in his Archdiocese (and get other Oregon Dioceses to sign on).
Archbishop [Emeritus] Donoghue was able to get the Bishop of Charlotte, NC and the Bishop South Carolina to sign onto to that agreement. However, the Bishop of Savannah, Georgia CHICKENED OUT (shame on him).
Thanks, I missed that one!
God bless this archbishop.
Please, Dear Lord, strengthen the backbones of the other bishops, as well.
We soooooo need to get rid of Kulongoski in this state.
Go Archbishop Vlazny.
The only way a pro-abortion politician can have the ban lifted is to see the Archbishop, and see what they must do to get it lifted (renounce support for abortion, etc.).
I can post more about that link...
The recurrent debates over denying Catholic politicians Communion are usually marked by ignorance about the church and disregard for the real nature of the Eucharist. Denying anyone Communion is a grave matter. It can never be ruled out as a course of action, but it should be reserved for serious cases of public scandal where it can actually make a difference.
I believe that public scandal is definitely what is in Matthew 18:4-7 where Jesus states that corruputing innocent children is so serious one should put a millstone about their neck and be thrown into the sea rather than do that.
Also, what Archbishop Chaput states is that denying the politicians will make a difference, i.e., might make them change their position on issues that are public scandal...
Just something I just ran across, and I felt that the combination of Matthew 18:4-7 and what Archbishop Chaput states is a better references.
Finally, I would add that the governor probably supports Euthanasia, homosexuality activities, homosexual unions, as well as abortion -- adding to the list of things that are public scandal...