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Denver Archbishop Chaput says promises were broken on abortion
The Denver Post ^ | 11/06/2009 | Electa Draper

Posted on 11/06/2009 11:54:19 AM PST by presidio9

Denver Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput will address parishioners on health care reform — and more specifically abortion — in a letter to be read at Masses this weekend.

In his column in the Denver Catholic Register on Wednesday, Chaput said President Barack Obama has failed to keep his promise to not provide public money for abortion in his health care plan.

Chaput said he is asking Catholics to demand their senators and representatives change congressional proposals "to respect Catholic and pro-life concerns."

As it stands, federal law prohibits using federal funds to pay for abortions, except to save a pregnant woman's life and in cases of rape or incest.

Although Obama doesn't support any change to that law, anti-abortion advocates say they fear Congress hasn't gone far enough in ensuring public money won't pay for abortions.

The House version of the bill moving toward a vote by the end of this week allows both a "public plan" to cover abortions and gives federal subsidies for private plans that cover abortions.

Although only money from premiums can be used for abortions, critics say both federal money and private premiums are combined in the health plan, making it impossible to ensure no public money goes to abortions.

"Excluding abortion funding from the president's health- care efforts — I mean really excluding it and not sneaking it in under the cover of some bureaucratic shell game — would be an easy concession for Congress and the White House to make," Chaput wrote. "It's a modest price to pay for Catholic and similar pro-life support, or at least their neutrality."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: abortion; archbishopchaput; moralabsolutes

1 posted on 11/06/2009 11:54:19 AM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9

I’m a Catholic, but how dense and naive can a person be.


2 posted on 11/06/2009 12:18:30 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: presidio9

If Catholics voted for Barry because they thought he had promised not to include money for abortions in any legislation he pushed...and would keep that promise..

They werent fooled, they were DUMB...

HEEELLLLLOOOOOOOOOOO...

They guy that said abortion is better than the “punishment” of carrying a baby full term ???

They guy who voted for partial birth abortion ???

The guy who has never voted pro-life ???

And they trusted him ???

An intelligence test for voting privileges is SOOOO badly needed...


3 posted on 11/06/2009 12:19:36 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: All
...Chaput said he is asking Catholics to demand their senators and representatives change congressional proposals "to respect Catholic and pro-life concerns." ...

Huh!...My only question is... WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG?...

If just about every black politician / "organizer" is a "Reverend" (Who is NOT a "reverend" rather?... :) and mix politics with religion, why can't the RCC do the same?

I have always said it, if the RCC WANTED TO MOBILIZE THEIR FAITHFULL to defend moral values like abortion and the institution of marriage... THEY COULD. In fact I believe it is their DUTY to do so.

4 posted on 11/06/2009 12:35:02 PM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church on the war on family-values, is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: Salvation; NYer

Ping of note.


5 posted on 11/06/2009 12:56:30 PM PST by ConservativeMind (I love it every time a criminal dies at the hands of a victim.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

We tried to warn pro life people who supported 0 but like countless others they were blinded by the style and cared nothing about the substance.


6 posted on 11/06/2009 12:57:08 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: presidio9

Too late. They vote tomorrow.


7 posted on 11/06/2009 12:58:10 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

Scratch that... SUNDAY. They vote SUNDAY.


8 posted on 11/06/2009 12:58:44 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

Many Catholics got snookered by the “social justice” nonsense going around and forgot about their prolife
obligation to the Church.


9 posted on 11/06/2009 1:00:33 PM PST by Yorktownpatriot
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To: presidio9

A pro-abort that lies - unbelievable! /s


10 posted on 11/06/2009 1:11:05 PM PST by Gene Eric (Speaking out against Free Speech is 'Hate Speech')
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To: Tennessee Nana

for Catholics who voted for Obama are just stupid or too lazy to do research on the guy. and when the anti-Christ comes to town these same people will welcome him into their lives! Being Catholic I know some of those who voted for Obama are democrats and that comes first.


11 posted on 11/06/2009 1:23:42 PM PST by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: presidio9
in a letter to be read at Masses this weekend.

It will be too late one way or the other.

12 posted on 11/06/2009 4:15:36 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Obama: Grasping at Straw Men _ Not a Public Option It's a government mandate.)
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To: Yorktownpatriot

Many Catholics got snookered when the American Bishops didn’t excommunicate Catholic pols and judges immediately after they came out in support, promotion and legalization of abortion on demand.


13 posted on 11/06/2009 5:23:37 PM PST by victim soul
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To: presidio9
Denver Archbishop Chaput says promises were broken on abortion
Catholic Bishops: Health Care Bill ... ‘Money-Laundering System’ for Funding Abortion

Catholic Caucus: The Bishops Go On Offense
US bishops conference mounts late drive against 'unacceptable' health-care reform
Catholic Bishops Urge Members to Oppose Abortion Funding in Health Care Plan [Catholic Uprising!]
Bishops Announce Unprecedented Massive Catholic Opposition to Obamacare
Bishops Call for Massive Catholic Opposition to Abortion in Current Health Care Reform

Archbishop Charles Chaput on the Current Struggle Between Catholics and "Caesar"
The Bishop's Ax Falls on Obama. And on the Vatican Curia (bombshell article)
US Bishops: Heath Package Still Funding Abortions (Urge Congress to Keep Working)
Catholic Bishops Declare They Will ‘Vigorously’ Oppose Health Care Bill as It Now Stands
Bishops Restate Vow vs. Obamacare's Abortion

Important: US Bishops taking the gloves off on health care reform
BREAKING: Catholic Bishops On Health Care - Change Bills Or Else
U.S. bishops warn of vigorous opposition if Congress fails to fix health care bills
List: *41* Bishops against Obamacare (and counting!)
Bishop Murphy Issues Video Statement on Health Care Reform [Diocese of Rockville Centre]

Health Care Principles [Bishop Samuel Aquila, Fargo, ND]
Florida Bishop [Thomas Wenski] Weighs in on Health Care Reform
ObamaCare and Catholic social teaching [Bishop Neckless]
Some Catholic bishops question gov't health care
Boston’s Roman Catholic Cardinal Says He Confronted Obama about Abortion in Health Care Plan....

Iowa Bishop: Don’t Be Railroaded into the Current...Health Care Proposals
in a message issued by the Diocese of Sioux City (The Church on Universal Healthcare)
Nazi Health Care A Catholic Bishop Speaks Out Against "End of Life Care" (Germany, 1941)
Bishop Nickless: "No Health Care Reform is Better than the Wrong Health Care Reform"
Cardinal Rigali, Abp. Chaput Intensify Warnings Against Obamacare's Abortion Expansion

14 posted on 11/06/2009 10:30:42 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Tennessee Nana

You say Catholics voted for Obama. I beg to differ with you. CINOs voted for him. REAL Catholics did not.

Now how about the Baptists?
The Presbyterians?
The Episcopalians?
The evangelicals?

Why do people always single out Catholics?

(Because everyone hates Catholics?? And it’s OK to bash them??)


15 posted on 11/06/2009 10:32:59 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ElPatriota

How could the Bishops speak out on a specific bill when there was no specific bill until recently?

BTW, where are the evangelicals speaking out against this bill?


16 posted on 11/06/2009 10:34:05 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Mike Darancette

We have them to be read by parishioners. It won’t be too late!


17 posted on 11/06/2009 10:37:02 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Don't include the Presbyterians in this mess. We cannot even decide if there is a God or Not. Don't expect any help from us/
18 posted on 11/06/2009 10:42:04 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (" Beware of Humanity, it's a bad breed after all")
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To: BooBoo1000

Thanks for the info.

I think a lot of people were snookered into voting for Obama.

Not me, and I’m sure not you, however! God bless!


19 posted on 11/06/2009 10:47:35 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; Salvation

Based on what I am reading tonight, there is no way this latest rush will not allow a provision for certain low income women to obtain abortion on your buck. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the administration and congress will keep swearing that this is not the case. Eventually, Glenn Beck or someone will produce an example where that’s exactly what happened. Then, the idiots who voted for this will get creamed and the entire thing will be restructured. Glenn Beck is annoying, but this is exactly the sort of thing the country needs someone like him for.


20 posted on 11/07/2009 5:01:54 PM PST by presidio9 (I once spent a year in Philadelphia, I think it was on a Sunday -WC Fields)
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To: presidio9

Recall the ‘’Dr. Kildare’’ and other med shows that were popular on TV 20-30 years ago? There would be a show ever once in awhile dealing with ‘’breach births’’ and a Dr. would be portrayed who had a new way of dealing with them? The ‘’partial birth abortion’’ is the arranging for a breach birth and then terminating it. If a woman ‘’requested’’ a breach birth, the Dr. performing it would be in violation of medical ‘’ethics’’ and likely lose his licsense. Something to mull over.


21 posted on 11/07/2009 5:50:00 PM PST by Waco (Stay as bootiful as ya are Karvile.)
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