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Archbishop Burke Laments the 'Party of Death'
Catholic Online ^ | 10/03/08

Posted on 10/03/2008 3:26:25 AM PDT by tcg

At this point, the Democratic Party risks transforming itself definitively into a "party of death" due to its choices on bioethical issues, as Ramesh Ponnuru wrote in his book "The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts and the Disregard for Human Life."And I say this with a heavy heart, because we all know that the Democrats were the party that helped our Catholic immigrant parents and grandparents to better integrate into and prosper in American society. But it's not the same anymore.Nonetheless, there are among Democrats some pro-lifers, but they are, unfortunately, rare.

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KEYWORDS: abortion; archbishopburke; democraticparty; partyofdeath
With a heavy heart, Archbishop Raymond Burke acknowledges that the U.S. Democratic Party is quickly moving to become the "party of death."
1 posted on 10/03/2008 3:26:25 AM PDT by tcg
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Archbishop Raymond Burke acknowledges that the U.S. Democratic Party is quickly moving to become the "party of death."

With all due respect, the Archbishop is about 40 years behind, and has his verb tense totally confused. The correct statement appears below.

Archbishop Raymond Burke acknowledges that the U.S. Democratic Party is quickly moving to become has been the "party of death" for 40 years.

2 posted on 10/03/2008 3:31:17 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (0bama's past associations need a good "Ayering out".)
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Unfortunately, with California’s Brown Shirt governor’s signing into law, nurses can now dehydrate patients they feel have no hope, this statement has significant impact in California Republican politics as well.

3 posted on 10/03/2008 4:17:34 AM PDT by yorkie01
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To: tcg
About 46 Bishops now speaking out against abortion and CINOs like Pelosi and Biden. I only have a few here.

Updated: American Bishops who have spoken against Pelosi

Here is the complete list of American bishops who have responded to Nancy Pelosi's comments so far:
  1. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver was the first American bishop to respond
  2. ... Bishop James Conley, his auxiliary, joined him
  3. Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington DC responded twice, first in a press release and second in a statement to The Hill. He has also appeared on Fox News, I am told.
  4. Cardinal Justin Regali of Philadelphia, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued this statement through the USCCB website...
  5. ... Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, chairman of the Committee on Doctrine, joined him
  6. Cardinal Edward Egan of New York publised a strongly worded statement of his own
  7. Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo issued a letter correcting Pelosi's claims
  8. Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh and...
  9. ... Bishop Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs have chimed-in
  10. Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio, CNA reports has added his voice ...
  11. ... Bishop Oscar Cantu, his auxiliary bishop, has joined him
  12. Bishop William Murphy of Rockville has published an extensive letter
  13. Bishop Edward Slattery of Tulsa has a detailed response
  14. Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas has joined the USCCB's efforts
  15. Bishop Gregory Aymond of Austin is on-board
  16. Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston mentions the USCCB on his blog
  17. Bishop Thomas Wenski of Orlando has written at length
  18. Archbishop John Nienstedt of Saint Paul/Minneapolis challenges Pelosi's statement
  19. Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, President of the US Bishops, has weighed-in
  20. Bishop Robert Vasa of Baker, OR publishes in the Catholic Sentinel
  21. Bishop Jerome Listecki of La Crosse, WI responds in a word document
  22. Bishop Richard Lennon of Cleveland, OH will comment in his September 5th column (PDF)
  23. Bishop Ralph Nickless of Sioux City, IA has one of the very best responses I've read
  24. Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco has invited Pelosi to a "conversation"
  25. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn: "Judging the Candidates"

{Last updated on September 10th.}


  • Previous #23 has been removed. Bishop Joseph Gossman of Raleigh, NC is actually the bishop emeritus, and the new bishop, Michael Burbidge has not, to my knowledge, made a personal statement.
  • Previous #16 has also been removed, it was an erroneous duplication of current #13.
  • #26 was added September 10th, although he published his column September 6th

4 posted on 10/03/2008 9:50:17 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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