Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Pro-Abortion ‘Catholic’ Groups Oppose Mother Teresa Honor
LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, Family, and Culture Outpost ^ | August 20, 2010

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:
 
Catholics for Choice
Call to Action
Chicago Women-Choice
DignityUSA
FOSIL
National Coalition of American Nuns
New Ways Ministry
Roman Catholic Womenpriests—USA
Take Back Our Church
Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual
Women's Ordination Conference
 
Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded saying, “these ex-Catholics are so pro-abortion that they are now on record of wanting to deny Mother Teresa a tribute on the 100th anniversary of her birthday.”

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.”

URL: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/aug/10082013.html


Copyright © LifeSiteNews.com. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives License. You may republish this article or portions of it without request provided the content is not altered and it is clearly attributed to "LifeSiteNews.com". Any website publishing of complete or large portions of original LifeSiteNews articles MUST additionally include a live link to www.LifeSiteNews.com. The link is not required for excerpts. Republishing of articles on LifeSiteNews.com from other sources as noted is subject to the conditions of those sources.


TOPICS: Catholic
KEYWORDS: abortion; cino; motherteresa; proaborts; prolife; religiousleft
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-30 last
To: ansel12
The Catholic Church also teaches that lukewarm Catholics are responsible for all evil on earth:
"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)

21 posted on 08/21/2010 5:11:18 AM PDT by cmj328 (Massachusetts Lt. Gov: Write In "Keith Davis, 9 Pheasant Dr., Holyoke" - writeinkeithdavis.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: ansel12
This myth machine of Catholicism as being conservative, pro-life, etc, etc, is nonsense.

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.

22 posted on 08/21/2010 10:49:59 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Pyro7480
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.

23 posted on 08/21/2010 11:34:54 AM PDT by ansel12
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: ansel12
I'm simply not following your continuing rant about 170 years of Catholic voting. Our focus has been on abortion, and that has only been an issue for the past 5 decades or so.

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.

24 posted on 08/21/2010 11:49:19 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Pyro7480
Our focus has been on abortion, and that has only been an issue for the past 5 decades or so.

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.

25 posted on 08/21/2010 12:14:28 PM PDT by ansel12
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: ansel12

You’re ignoring George W. Bush won the Catholic vote in ‘04.


26 posted on 08/21/2010 12:19:08 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Pyro7480

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.


27 posted on 08/21/2010 1:08:34 PM PDT by ansel12
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Pyro7480
Before this, the moral voice of the Church stood up against communism and socialism.

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.

28 posted on 08/21/2010 1:20:33 PM PDT by ansel12
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: ansel12

Ever hear of Fulton Sheen?


29 posted on 08/21/2010 7:30:36 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: ansel12

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.


30 posted on 08/21/2010 7:56:41 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-30 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson