Skip to comments.Pro-Abortion ‘Catholic’ Groups Oppose Mother Teresa Honor
Posted on 08/20/2010 9:55:39 PM PDT by topher
Friday August 20, 2010
Pro-Abortion Catholic Groups Oppose Mother Teresa Honor
August 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Catholic League has for months been on a campaign to have the Empire State Building light its towers to honor the centenary of the late Mother Teresa on August 26. While the owners of the Building have done so for other anniversaries, including the 60th anniversary of the Chinese communist regime, they have refused to honor Mother Teresa by lighting its towers. Several pro-abortion groups which refer to themselves as Catholic have signed on to a statement affirming the decision by officials from the Empire State Building.
The organizations include:
The Catholic League will lead a rally on behalf of Mother Teresa on August 26, right outside the Empire State Building.
We have the support of people from all over the world, and from all the world's religions, said Donohue. Even those who are not pro-life are on our side, which just goes to show how extreme the dissenters are. But as long as they remain marginalized, they are of no historic moment.
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"In our time more than ever before, the chief strength of the wicked lies in the cowardice and weakness of good men.... All the strength of Satan's reign is due to the easygoing weakness of Catholics. Oh! if I might ask the Divine Redeemer, as the prophet Zachary did in spirit: what are those wounds in the midst of thy hands? The answer would not be doubtful: with these was I wounded in the house of them that loved me. I was wounded by my friends, who did nothing to defend me, and who, on every occasion, made themselves the accomplices of my adversaries. And this reproach can be levelled at the weak and timid Catholics of all countries." (Pope St. Pius X, 1908)
Catholics who follow what the Church teaches ARE conservative and pro-life. Those who don't, like all other leftists, put their politics/lifestyle ahead of their faith.
That is a useless thing to bother saying and frankly, 170 years of American voting history says different, what are we supposed to do now, go back to sleep and pretend that Catholics are not voting as they are (and almost always have in American history)and so nothing needs to be done?
We can't keep fighting to maintain a destructive, false illusion and denial of truth and reality, or America is doomed.
Before this, the moral voice of the Church stood up against communism and socialism.
I do not see the need of carrying this discussion further with you, because we're not going to convince each other of the validity of our positions.
In that 50 years the Catholic vote supported John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Humphrey, Jimmy Carter, Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Obama.
Out of that list, only Johnson won a majority of the Protestant vote.
Read post 9.
You’re ignoring George W. Bush won the Catholic vote in ‘04.
No I didn’t, John Kerry is not on that list of Democrats of the last 50 years that won the Catholic vote.
As proud as conservative Catholics are of that reelection vote for a sitting President, Hispanic Protestants gave him a greater majority than Catholics did.
When? From 1928 to 1980, we do know that the Catholic vote always went for the left until 1980 with the exception of the 1972 election, and possibly the 1956 election (Gallup says no).
While Catholics were voting for Al Smith, Roosevelt, Roosevelt, Roosevelt, Roosevelt, Truman, Adlai Stevenson, Kennedy, Johnson, Humphrey, and Jimmy Carter.
Protestants were voting Republican every time except for 1932, 1936, and 1964.
Ever hear of Fulton Sheen?
If you are calling Al Smith a man of the left you demonstrate your ignorance of American political history. In 1928 Smith was on Hoover’s right. Even FDR campaigned as being to Hoover’s right. The Dem platform attacked Hoover for big government policies. In those days they still remembered Grover Cleveland, who was more conservative than most Republicans of his time. Wilson was the first ‘progressive’ Dem President, and the party still was heavily conservative for some decades. Remember that Joe, Jack and Bobby Kennedy all supported Joe McCarthy.