Skip to comments.Catholic Church Battling Obama On Abortion Issue
Posted on 11/12/2008 2:34:30 PM PST by pissant
Fresh off of his election victory, President-elect Barack Obama is already facing a fight from another opponent the Catholic Church on the issue of abortion.
"Anytime someone like him, someone with his position [on abortion] is elected to a major office, it increases the difficulty for us," Ed Mechmann, of the NY Archdiocese, said.
Mechmann says that at their annual meeting this week, the nation's Catholic bishops are discussing how to tackle Obama's support of the Freedom of Choice Act.
That act, which currently stands before Congress, seeks to overturn the 2003 legislation signed by President Bush that bans late-term abortions in some cases.
"I would expect legislative advocacy campaigns and postcard campaigns, e-mails, writing letters, encouraging people to meet with their local legislators," Mechmann said.
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And yet most of the Catholics in NY voted for Obama and every other DemocRAT in NY. I maybe moving out of NY soon for good.
God grant that we may yet prevail, despite this set-back.
God grant that we may yet prevail, despite this set-back.
Here’s a thought, your Holinesses. Rather than “battle” an elected official who never pretended to be anything other than pro-abortion, persuade instead the voters who elected him. Many of them are among your own congregants.
They tried this time, actually. They sent out many notices on the evils of supporting abortion supporters.
They cannot name names, or they risk losing their tax exempt status. Only churches full of black liberals and marxist P’sOS can praise candidates by name.
Then why the hell did y'all vote for him?
Your Holiness, clean your house. That house will, in turn, clean the government with it's VOTE.
They tried this time, actually. They sent out many notices on the evils of supporting abortion supporters.Please forgive me. I didn't know this. The bishops only need to tell the truth IMHO. It is up to their hearers to decide what to do with that truth.
They cannot name names, or they risk losing their tax exempt status. Only churches full of black liberals and marxist PsOS can praise candidates by name.
Someday ,very soon, there’s going to be a modern day Thomas More who is going to be dispatched by the coming socialist/secularist regime.
My aughter and her family live in NY. My oldest grandson is about 15 and his public school spent a lot of time on the eelction. Most of the kids were for Obama, but he studied all the issues, watched all the debates and came out for McCain for his experience and service. I asked my daughter about McCains pro life views vs. Obama’s pro death views (what I considered the most important issue). Her answer: “We didn’t hear anything about that in NY. The only information that I got about that were some emails from you.”
This family is Catholic and attends their parish church weekly + Cathechism classes. This is a sad state of affairs.
This nation was tested on Nov. 4, and we failed.
And a lot of protestants voted for him too! Let’s not forget that! Quit blaming Obama on the Catholics!
IMHO the American Bishops’ treatise on “Faithful Citizenship” caused more problems than it solved. The 8 weeks of lengthy letters seemed to equate abortion with global warming and littering.
Most of us need straight talk. (I’m not confused, but apparently a lot of other Catholics are, including our new VP.)
I will march with him, whomever he may be. “I die the King’s good servant, but God’s first.”
The 36th Annual March For Life will take place on Thursday, January 22,2009 at noon on the Mall. It will be just two days after O takes over. I think this march will be one of the biggest.
I sure hope so.
The seamless garment argument has been terribly misused. People have gotten woefully confused.
Add to it the statement that one should listen to one's conscience, without the clause a 'formed' conscience, well... there's all sorts of wiggle room, sadly.
So true! It was way too long - there should have been a summary for it. I can read long docs, but it nearly put me to sleep. It was more of 'how to write a 50 page document and say nothing' rather than a help to form one's conscience. Our post V2 writings are too darn wordy.
The Catholic Church has been infiltrated by heretic Modernest theologians, communist stooges, Masonic tools, homsexual reprobates and assorted liberal useful idiots. Oh, but Vatican II was such a “watershed moment” for the Church. So, my prodigal sons and daughters, how’s that eccumenical love fest working for you? Can you say “auto destruct”? Yes, I knew you could. Time to return to Tradition.
I would like to see us shut down the city... total gridlock.
That helps them with the ambivalent theology... they may interpret their wordy documents either in a traditional or Modernist sense... that is the game the V2 heretics are playing with the Catholic Faith. Don’t like it? Find a Traditional Church, and the real Catholic Faith.
This was a triumph of the MSM’s disinformation campaign.
I have a staunch Christian girlfriend who tends to be politically naive.
She asked me three times before the election, but isn’t Obama prolife? Are you sure? They keep saying he’s a Christian?
(I enjoyed telling her he went to the gym instead of church last Sunday)
No, 70% did not. The bishops and the Vatican did speak out, multiple times, loudly and more often than anyone else.
My motto is “Abortion will continue to be legal and practiced in this Country as long as “Christians” continue to VOTE for it!” They are a large enough voting block to make a difference in the elections. But they, including some members of my family, insist on voting democrat regardless of the stance on butchering the unborn. They claim to be “born again”, yet won’t grant others the chance to be born the first time.
I’m not Catholic, but I did run into many in the MD, VA, and PA area who didn’t care about the abortion issue and supported Obama. Get upset if you want too but I have read articles where the Vatican praised Obama.
The key issue to all of this is ... people are going to have to understand they can’t have it both ways... the middle of the road gave us the most liberal, obnoxious, arrogant POS since the founding of this nation.
Off to find articles to prove my point on this one...
You done read wrong. I’m not upset, just don’t have time to educate you right now on the RCC’s consistent and constant position on Abortion.
My coworker is a Souther Baptist. He campaigned for Obama. I try not to judge the entire group of baptists by this idiot.
If the bishops had been doing their jobs for the last 40 years, we wouldn’t have had a generation of Catholic voters thinking it was okay to vote for someone like Obama.
As of 2001, 48% of blacks were Baptists. Look how they voted. What is wrong with the Baptist Church?
And Catholics are roughly 22% of the country versus 53% protestant.
BTW, the majority of white catholics voted for McCain. Black and hispanics prefered the marxist.