"St. Louis Archdiocesan Administrator Joseph Naumann, who has been leading the archdiocese since the departure of Archbishop Justin Rigali in October, said he doesn't expect Burke to issue a similar notification immediately.
"Archbishop-elect Burke will have to evaluate the situation here, as it is," Naumann said.
The St. Louis Archdiocese's leaders have never formally written to Catholic legislators to dissuade them from their public support of abortion and euthanasia, said Naumann, who led the archdiocese Pro-Life Committee for many years.
"We are not at that point here," he said."
NO, LET'S WAIT ANOTHER 30 YEARS!
Missouri Auditor Claire McCaskill, a Catholic convert who is challenging Gov. Bob Holden for the Democratic nomination for governor, is probably the state's most recognized Catholic in favor of abortion rights
HERE IS THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY!
posted on 01/09/2004 8:09:10 AM PST
(Pray for the souls of the faithful departed. Pray for our own souls to recieve the grace of a happy)
See, this is the little thing I was worried about. There are very few Catholic politicians here at odds with the church on these topics.
I know I am at odds with people on this board over the ay some of this is handled. DOn't get me wrong, I agree with Archbishop Burke, but when it comes to St. Louis, Neumann is right. Things are a little different around here when it comes to discourse.
posted on 01/09/2004 8:42:17 AM PST
(Kempis' Imitation of Christ online! http://www.leaderu.com/cyber/books/imitation/imitation.html)
McCaskill knows that the archbishop has given her fair warning.
posted on 01/10/2004 10:04:46 AM PST
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