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[Electing Obama] A Grave Mistake and an Abiding Hope
CatholicExchange.com ^ | November 6th, 2008 | Father Frank Pavone

Posted on 11/05/2008 10:45:21 PM PST by Salvation

A Grave Mistake and an Abiding Hope

November 6th, 2008 by Fr. Frank Pavone

Americans have made a grave mistake in electing Barack Obama to the presidency. Yet America herself remains great and is not a mistake, which is why so many of her citizens will continue, with even greater energy and determination, to defend her founding principles.

The man elected to the Presidency said during the campaign that he does not know when a human being starts to have human rights. How can one govern from that starting point of ignorance? Governing is about protecting human rights; to do it successfully, you have to know where they come from, and when they begin.

The President-elect has already failed that test miserably.

The American people do not share Barack Obama’s extreme and offensive views on abortion. They never have and they never will. The coming four years will see a widening gap between the people and their President on this fundamental issue. As Americans come to know how extreme his position is, the intensity of the struggle to protect these children will only increase.

The pro-life movement has made significant gains in the courts and in the law in these last eight years. For the next four, the movement will work to prevent the erosion of that progress.

It would be a serious mistake for people to think that this election means the pro-life movement has no political power. All politics is local. Political power is about people. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was once told that given the political realities, civil rights legislation would be impossible to pass. “We’ll just have to see about that,” he replied. And the civil rights movement was born, stirring the hearts of the people to lead the nation to the victory of justice.

So it is with our movement. The vast majority of Americans are pro-life. They will fight abortion on the local level, opening pregnancy centers and closing abortion mills, activating their Churches and educating their children, proclaiming the message in the media and demonstrating in the streets. The pro-life movement is winning this battle in the hearts and minds of the American people, as opinion polls show and as the shrinking number of abortion mills and abortion providers prove.

Political races are always a swinging of the pendulum. As soon as you win, you begin to lose, and as soon as you lose, you begin the ascent again to winning. In the next two election cycles (2010 and 2012) the pro-life movement will make up for political ground lost in this one.

It is all right to be disappointed at the end of an election season, but one must never walk away. Amidst disappointment is abiding hope in America, where everything remains possible, and where a new chapter of the pro-life movement has just begun. The efforts that were made, and the sacrifices endured in this election season made a difference, and we will build on that difference to see another day when the work and the ballots of pro-life people will dismantle the Culture of Death. We will keep marching toward that pro-life America we seek, and won’t stop until we get there.

 
(This update courtesy of the Priests for Life newsletter. You may contact Priests for Life at PO Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314; call 1-888-PFL-3448 or 718-980-4400; fax 718-980-6515; mail@priestsforlife.org; www.priestsforlife.org.)


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; bho2008; catholic; catholicvote; death; democrats; foca; moralabsolutes; obama; pavone; prochoice; prolife
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As soon as you win, you begin to lose, and as soon as you lose, you begin the ascent again to winning. In the next two election cycles (2010 and 2012) the pro-life movement will make up for political ground lost in this one.
1 posted on 11/05/2008 10:45:21 PM PST by Salvation
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To: nickcarraway; Lady In Blue; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; Catholicguy; RobbyS; markomalley; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 11/05/2008 10:46:17 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

I’m glad he wrote this... I actually feel a little better.


3 posted on 11/05/2008 10:49:46 PM PST by diamond6 (Is SIDS preventable? www.Stopsidsnow.com)
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To: All

Comments anyone?


4 posted on 11/05/2008 10:49:46 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

We shall be the Loyal Opposition — and will ensure that the messiahnfuhrer will not steal the entire BOR from a self-censored American public.


5 posted on 11/05/2008 10:53:18 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Der neuen Fuhrer: AKA the Murdering Messiah: Keep your power dry, folks)
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To: Salvation

I’m convinced Obama’s election was about some white people assuaging their guilt for the institution of slavery. I sure hope they’ve gotten that out of their system, and will start thinking properly about what this man actually represents. He didn’t come from a family that had ancestors who were slaves, so he didn’t share that experience with the vast majority of American people of African descent. Unfortunately, this election was all about race, and the idea of an Historic Presidency, and people who should have known better, let it cloud their judgement.


6 posted on 11/05/2008 11:23:04 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
Pro-Life PING

Please FreepMail me if you want on or off my Pro-Life Ping List.

Fight the Freedom of Choice Act (Unlimited Abortion) Sign the Fight FOCA Petition ASAP & Get Involved!!

8 posted on 11/05/2008 11:30:54 PM PST by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: Salvation

Washington State just approved physician assisted suicide. Our President Elect has promised Planned Parenthood that his first act will be the Freedom of Choice Act. He will possibly appoint one or two Pro Choice judges to the Supreme Court.

I don’t think that in 2010, or 2012, things will be looking up for the Pro Life Movement in the US. How many people who voted for Obama even know what FOCA is? How many Catholic Bishops educated their flocks as to what FOCA is and that one candidate rabidly supports it?

In the San Antonio paper, they had interviews where some Catholic clergy who were supporting Obama. I applaud those Bishops who spoke out for the unborn, but until Catholic Bishops across the board start playing hardball with pro-abort Politicians, and clergy by excommunicating them in a very public way, and making sure every parishioner knows exactly, and very graphically what goes on in an abortion, and what the impact of FOCA will have on minor girls-not teenage girls, but girls even younger who can be trotted off to have an abortion without their parent’s knowledge or consent, the
impact it will have on physicians who refuse to do abortions, and Catholic hospitals, well, I just don’t see things getting better for the unborn.


9 posted on 11/05/2008 11:31:01 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: Salvation

The dirty little secret of this pro-abortionist’s election as POTUS is that he received a huge number of votes from people who see themselves as Democrats first and Roman Catholic Christians second. They knowingly & willfully ignore their Christian conscience and choose the pro-abortionist over God and His Church. Talk about a culture of death! They don’t care about the wholesale slaughter of babies in the womb and they don’t care about their own spiritual death. All they care about is electing a Democrat - any Democrat - to political office. May God have mercy on their souls.


10 posted on 11/05/2008 11:34:24 PM PST by torqemada ("Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!")
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To: Salvation; All
Okay at the risk of offending a lot of Freepers here's my take on this whole Catholic thing. I'm frankly baffled by all of this. The contradictions are incredible. This fellow Salvation claims most Americans are pro-life. Bull. Where is the evidence of this? Site the studies. Okay I'm pro life but I'm not dumb enough to think I'm in the majority. The majority of people are pro choice. I have a lot of friends and the overwhelming number of them are pro-choice. This drives me crazy.
The Catholic church has been at the forefront of so many left and even far left issues that I lost count. We need a separation of Church and State. Glad I'm a Protestant.
11 posted on 11/06/2008 1:04:37 AM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: Salvation

As much as I don’t appreciate the sexual proclivities of many of todays younger women it seems that more and more they are coming to appreciate the life that grows within them - it’s strange how things turn around at times!

Mel


12 posted on 11/06/2008 1:32:36 AM PST by melsec (A Proud Aussie)
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To: Salvation

Thanks for the article, very refreshing and uplifting! Bookmarked.


13 posted on 11/06/2008 2:03:26 AM PST by Biggirl (Throw The Bums OUT!=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: truthguy

You forget that most in America is center-right. Plus I am happy to be Catholic as it is the mother church of all the other Christian churches.


14 posted on 11/06/2008 2:05:32 AM PST by Biggirl (Throw The Bums OUT!=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: freedumb2003

We must not be afraid to speak our minds on this issue.


15 posted on 11/06/2008 2:08:37 AM PST by Biggirl (Throw The Bums OUT!=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: SuziQ
It was about RACE, but it was also about GOODNESS......the left is Vile and Evil because they support DEATH, and they saw McCain and most importantly Sarah Palin as GOOD because they support LIFE, therefore they had to DESTROY them!

My friend of 61 years sounded like she had an evil spirit take over her body last night when I talked to her.....her guy WON, and I've NEVER heard her SO ANGRY!!

Oprah was RAGING also......these people need prayers.

16 posted on 11/06/2008 4:23:53 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Salvation

I told petronski if Obama was elected, it would be God’s judgment on this country for abortion. This is a good article.


17 posted on 11/06/2008 4:38:58 AM PST by cyborg (Soon to be a graduate LPN by the grace of God.)
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To: truthguy

The Catholic Church is much more conserivitve then given credit for.


18 posted on 11/06/2008 4:44:11 AM PST by Biggirl (Throw The Bums OUT!=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: truthguy
The Catholic Church is glad you're a protestant as well. We already have enough souls like you cluttering up the pews, albeit only at Christmas and Easter.

By the way Einstein, Salvation is a gal not a fellow.

19 posted on 11/06/2008 4:57:54 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Salvation

Now that the morons of the US have voted in BO the zero what are they really expecting to happen?


20 posted on 11/06/2008 5:01:10 AM PST by jetson
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To: Salvation
I think the ultimate answer is in Fr. Pavone's statement about the shrinking number of providers. The physicians themselves say that the people who actually do the deed are graying and are not being replaced. I've read a number of stories where med students, interns and residents in New York (where this is compulsory) actually work in the field as part of a rotation and are either disgusted by it or really do not like the emotional drag they have after a day of baby-killing. The VAST majority say that killing babies is not why they went into medicine. It's the same way in the military. The procedure is legal in the hospitals and the physicians won't do it.

It's not the complete answer, but if the people trained to do the deed won't, we have an advantage.

21 posted on 11/06/2008 5:03:15 AM PST by Desdemona (Tolerance of grave evil is NOT a Christian virtue (I choose virtue. Values change too often).)
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To: sockmonkey
but until Catholic Bishops across the board start playing hardball with pro-abort Politicians, and clergy by excommunicating them in a very public way, and making sure every parishioner knows exactly,

Part of this, as I understand it, is a reaction among the episcopacy that's really more passed down than anything else to when excommunication WAS used for political purposes and abused. It was not in the US or recent, but they want to be careful and not repeat the mistakes. I agree that the time for being careful is over, but somebody like Chaput is going to have to get it started.

It would also help if the bishops would speak more often.

22 posted on 11/06/2008 5:08:58 AM PST by Desdemona (Tolerance of grave evil is NOT a Christian virtue (I choose virtue. Values change too often).)
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To: sockmonkey
but until Catholic Bishops across the board start playing hardball with pro-abort Politicians, and clergy by excommunicating them in a very public way, and making sure every parishioner knows exactly,

Part of this, as I understand it, is a reaction among the episcopacy that's really more passed down than anything else to when excommunication WAS used for political purposes and abused. It was not in the US or recent, but they want to be careful and not repeat the mistakes. I agree that the time for being careful is over, but somebody like Chaput is going to have to get it started.

It would also help if the bishops would speak more often.

23 posted on 11/06/2008 5:08:58 AM PST by Desdemona (Tolerance of grave evil is NOT a Christian virtue (I choose virtue. Values change too often).)
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To: SuziQ; Salvation

You’re right. Moreover, Obama ran as a left-centrist, hiding his radical opinions and associations during his campaign, so many Americans don’t realize that they’ve elected a radical to the presidency. They probably felt good voting for the first black candidate, for a charismatic, young man, who supposedly is going to “unite” the country and bring “change” and “hope.”

Of course, Obama is really a Machiavellian demagogue, who was willing to do anything to win, even if that meant lying about his voting record and pretending to be something he is not.


24 posted on 11/06/2008 5:10:27 AM PST by steadfastconservative
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To: Salvation

I especially like the part where he says, “All politics is local.” It is so true. We need to do a better job of making our case on a local level in our towns. Is there a model for a town that got informed and involved that we can follow?


25 posted on 11/06/2008 5:11:39 AM PST by Melian
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To: Ann Archy
the left is Vile and Evil because they support DEATH,

That's not all - they lie (to themselves mostly), cheat, distort, malign, take - it's really mind-boggling and so many of them call themselves Christians.

26 posted on 11/06/2008 5:13:05 AM PST by Desdemona (Tolerance of grave evil is NOT a Christian virtue (I choose virtue. Values change too often).)
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To: truthguy; Salvation
This fellow Salvation claims most Americans are pro-life. Bull. Where is the evidence of this? Site the studies. Okay I'm pro life but I'm not dumb enough to think I'm in the majority. The majority of people are pro choice. I have a lot of friends and the overwhelming number of them are pro-choice. This drives me crazy.

First off, Salvation is a lovely, retired older woman who I did have the privilege to meet once. She's very dedicated to what she does here and we thank her.

Second, there are studies out there that do support the claim that the vast majority of Americans are to some extent pro-life. They do not, however, vote with pro-life as their primary issue. As far as friends are concerned, it depends on who you know. I've been rather stunned to find like-minded people in some very strange places. The difference is, we have knowledge of not simply the baby-killing but what it does to women. Stop by the websites for Rachel's Vineyard or Project Rachel sometime. Roe v. Wade was one of the single worst acts to ever happen regarding the dignity of women and most people out there have no clue.

27 posted on 11/06/2008 5:20:55 AM PST by Desdemona (Tolerance of grave evil is NOT a Christian virtue (I choose virtue. Values change too often).)
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To: truthguy

The problem I have with your post is contained in your first sentence. I am a Roman Catholic. I don’t describe it as a “Catholic thing” and non-Catholics who do are just ignorant. Shame on you.


28 posted on 11/06/2008 5:35:15 AM PST by Fudd Fan (The ballot box is gone and the soap box is next. It's midnight in America.)
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To: truthguy
The majority of people are pro choice. I have a lot of friends and the overwhelming number of them are pro-choice. This drives me crazy.

Poll after poll has proven that the vast majority of Americans are not in favor of abortion on demand for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy, which is effectively what we have today in the US.

The number of people who actually agree with Obama on abortion (no parental consent, no conscience clauses, let babies who survive die of neglect) is well below 20%.

29 posted on 11/06/2008 5:37:28 AM PST by Campion (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: Desdemona
It's not the complete answer, but if the people trained to do the deed won't, we have an advantage.

That's why FOCA is getting rid of conscience clauses, to force pro-life doctors and hospitals to refer for, and commit, abortions.

And that's why it must be stopped at all cost and, if it passes, the bishops need to start closing Catholic hospitals. For real, and fast enough to cause problems.

30 posted on 11/06/2008 5:40:06 AM PST by Campion (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: Campion

You’re absolutely right - Catholic hospitals should close immediately upon passage of FOCA.

One of our friends is a pro-life Catholic OB/GYN, and he’ll probably have to stop practicing medicine or change his area of specialty if this passes.


31 posted on 11/06/2008 5:57:18 AM PST by djrakowski
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To: Salvation
The American people do not share Barack Obama’s extreme and offensive views on abortion.

Really?

I can't tell it by the way we VOTE!!!!

I see in the news that around half of CATHOLICS who could be bothered to vote, members of the most reliably pro-life Church anywhere, voted for infanticide. More than half of Americans who could be bothered to vote, voted for infanticide.

Don't tell me this is a pro-life country. It's not, any more than America in 1860 was an anti-slavery country.

The first step in solving a problem is to identify it.

The problem is, half of Americans think killing babies is just peachy.

That must change. We pro-life Catholics, laity and most especially clergy (who for the most part have been shamefully silent on the matter) need to make ending abortion as prominent an issue as "the economy". The democrat party and their lackeys in the media want to brush baby-killing under the rug. We need to bring it back out ... get it in everybody's face where it belongs.

Fifty million dead, and counting, is a disgrace to this supposedly great nation.

32 posted on 11/06/2008 6:12:57 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Salvation
Be of good cheer. "Let not your hearts be troubled."

His will is our Good. "The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be still."

33 posted on 11/06/2008 6:51:47 AM PST by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Salvation
As soon as you win, you begin to lose, and as soon as you lose, you begin the ascent again to winning. In the next two election cycles (2010 and 2012) the pro-life movement will make up for political ground lost in this one.

I pray you're right. But the potential of Obama appointing new justices is a threat to the pro-life movement.

34 posted on 11/06/2008 6:55:25 AM PST by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: melsec
As much as I don’t appreciate the sexual proclivities of many of todays younger women it seems that more and more they are coming to appreciate the life that grows within them - it’s strange how things turn around at times!

I think that many of them are aware that 1/3 of their brothers and sisters were killed by their Mothers before they were born.

35 posted on 11/06/2008 7:07:53 AM PST by sockmonkey
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To: Salvation

In the next two election cycles (2010 and 2012) the pro-life movement will make up for political ground lost in this one.

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I certainly hope so, FRiend.

And I fervently hope and pray that 2012 will bring us a strong voice for the unborn in Sarah Palin as the presidential candidate.


36 posted on 11/06/2008 7:08:44 AM PST by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012!)
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To: truthguy

The reason why Father Frank Pavone made the statement in this article that a majority of Americans are pro-life is because it is true that a majority of Americans support restrictions on abortion. A majority are not absolutely and purely pro-life in terms of advocating no abortion under any circumstances, but they are pro-life to some degree.

Even a recent NBC News poll (obviously biased) finds that only 25% of Americans believe that abortion should always be legal. Pew Research found the number was only 17%: http://www.pollingreport.com/abortion.htm Father Frank discusses why even these polls are most likely slanted toward the pro-abortion side here: http://www.priestsforlife.org/columns/columns2001/01-12-17pollthepolls.htm


37 posted on 11/06/2008 7:12:10 AM PST by Elvina (The average IQ in America is 100. Half are operating in the double-digits --as seen last Tuesday.)
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To: sockmonkey

At my daughter’s Catholic High School, the kids are very upset about Obama’s win. I do have hope for their generation.


38 posted on 11/06/2008 7:14:07 AM PST by Elvina (The average IQ in America is 100. Half are operating in the double-digits --as seen last Tuesday.)
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To: torqemada
No kidding!

I am a practicing Catholic, and I cannot tell you how disappointing it is to see bumper stickers on cars in the parking lot of church that are pro democrat!

It is more than a little frustrating to say the least. I don't understand their mindset at all!

39 posted on 11/06/2008 7:46:01 AM PST by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Salvation

It may be an outside shot and detail: but I sent this letter this morning to Priests for life:

“It would be highly hypocritical if with this hub-bub about Barack Obama’s birth certificate which at the least can not be readily provided, if in fact, this guy is NOT a legal US Citizen.

I’ve listened to some people now saying “drop the Birth Certificate issue” in regards to Obama, however in regards to the rights of the unborn, this would now be a pertinent issue and the height of hypocrisy that someone not born in the USA if so, would sign legislation that would allow for termination of the lives of the unborn.

I think this is important, I hope lawyers work on this.

Sincerely,

My name and address”


40 posted on 11/06/2008 8:15:26 AM PST by RGPII (don't blame me....)
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To: SuziQ
I’m convinced Obama’s election was about some white people assuaging their guilt for the institution of slavery.

I think that was part of it, but I also think there was a whole group of people who voted for him thinking that if a black man was elected to President the country would finally put the whole racism thing behind them. After hearing "your racist" for every argument against Bozo for 2 years people grew weary and naively thought it would end when he was elected. Alas, instead of taking the wind out of the sails of racism charges it will make things worse because Bozo isn't a fair man, he is a liar and a cheat, he used fraud to help win the election, he lies about all things.

The MSM will merely spin things a little differently and still use the race card constantly.

I do feel that the blacks will turn on him shortly, as soon as it is evident they can't break the law with impunity and that they will not be getting rich off of other people's money. Bozo has already started the "please lower your expectations, I may have exaggerated a trifle during the campaign" mantra and the feces will hit the rotating device soon after he takes power.

41 posted on 11/06/2008 8:23:12 AM PST by calex59
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To: Ann Archy

Your friend’s anger could also be her guilty conscience trying to get her attention.

I’m just playing amateur psychologist here, but I know what you mean. I have some family members who were big Obama supporters, and they don’t seem very happy right now. Sore winners, if you will.


42 posted on 11/06/2008 8:37:50 AM PST by Deo volente
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To: torqemada

But you cannot blame just Catholics?

What about all the evangelicals who voted for him?

The Protestants who voted for him?

The Jews who voted for him?


43 posted on 11/06/2008 9:01:04 AM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: truthguy
Evidently you did not see this list?

Over 100 Bishops Have Spoken Out on Priority of Life Issues
Posted on October 28, 2008, 11:59 AM | Deal W. Hudson
The list of U. S. bishops who have spoken out on the priority of the life issues in this election is now over 100. The list now contains 70 individual bishops and three joint statements.
I would like to continue updating this list until the day of the election. I have tried to incorporate all the comments thus far. If I dd not get them all, I apologize. (For a few of the suggestions, I could not find a suitable link.)
Please continue using the comments section to let us know what bishop is not on this list who should be. This would include any bishop who has individually, or jointly, published a statement about this election pointing out the primacy of the life issues.
Thank you for your help.
1. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver
2. Bishop James Conley, auxiliary of Denver
3. Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C.
4. Justin Cardinal Rigali of Philadelphia, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities
5. Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, chairman of the Committee on Doctrine
6. Edward Cardinal Egan of New York
7. Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo
8. Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh
9. Bishop Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs
10. Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio
11. Bishop Oscar Cantu, auxiliary of San Antonio
12. Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre
13. Bishop Edward Slattery of Tulsa
14. Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas
15. Bishop Gregory Aymond of Austin
16. Sean Cardinal O'Malley of Boston
17. Bishop Thomas Wenski of Orlando
18. Archbishop John Nienstedt of Saint Paul/Minneapolis
19. Francis Cardinal George of Chicago, President of the USCCB
20. Bishop Robert Vasa of Baker
21. Bishop Jerome Listecki of La Crosse
22. Bishop Richard Lennon of Cleveland
23. Bishop Ralph Nickless of Sioux City
24. Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco
25. Bishop Glen Provost of Lake Charles, LA
26. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn
27. Bishop Joseph F. Martino of Scranton
28. Archbishop Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura
30. Bishop Peter J. Jugis of Charlotte
31. Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Raleigh
32. Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, KS
33. Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO
34. Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison, WS
35. Bishop Ronald
Gilmore of Dodge City, KS
36. Bishop Paul
Coakley of Salina, KS
37. Bishop Michael
Jackels of Wichita
38. Bishop Gerald M.
Barbarito of Palm Beach
39. Bishop Kevin W.
Vann of Fort Worth
40. Bishop Rene H. Gracida, retired, of Corpus Christi
41. Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of Houston
42. Bishop Paul S. Loverde of Arlington
43. Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo of Richmond
44. Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Center
45. Bishop Robert McManus of Worcester
46. Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Patterson
47. Bishop Robert Herrmann of St. Louis
48. Archbishop Edwin O'Brien of Baltimore
49. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix
50. Bishop Thomas D. Doran of Rockford
51. Bishop Joseph A. Galante of Camden
52. Bishop Robert J. Baker of Birmingham
53. Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett of Seattle
54. Bishop J. Peter Sartain of Joliet
55. Bishop John M. Smith of Trenton
56. Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing
57. Bishop Leonard R. Blair of Toledo
58. Bishop Frances J. Dewane of Venice
59. Bishop W. Frances Malooly of Wilmington
60. Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison
61. Bishop John Yanta , retired, of Amarillo
62. Bishop James V. Johnston of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
63. Archbishop John Vlazny of Portland
64. Bishop Blase J. Cupich of Rapid City
65. Bishop Lawrence Brandt of Greensburg
66. Bishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinatti
67. Bishop Larry Silva of Honolulu
68. Bishop Paul Swain of Sioux Falls
69. Bishop Michael J. Sheehan of Santa Fe
70. Bishop Eusebius Beltran of Oklahoma City
71. Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Harrisburg
72-94. Joint Statement by the bishops of New York State (22 bishops)
95-111. Joint Statement by the bishops of Pennsylvania (16 bishops)
112-116. Joint Statement by the bishops of Kansas (4 bishops)
117-126. Joint Statement by the bishops of Florida (9 bishops)
Added by me
 
127. Bishop Tobin -- http://www.catholic.org/politics/story.php?id=30333 ^
 
128. Archbishop Wilton Gregory  georgiabulletin.org ...
 
 
130. Archbishop Elden Curtiss Omaha http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2123119/posts?page=1
 
131. Bishop Carlson's of Michigan pastoral letter in full, go to:
http://www.saginaw.org/images/election-statement_carlson_102...

 

44 posted on 11/06/2008 9:03:06 AM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: cyborg

Agree!


45 posted on 11/06/2008 9:04:06 AM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Desdemona

Thanks for this additional info. I wasn’t aware that doctors were shying away from abortion. It really is a very good sign.

Maybe, just maybe, they searched their souls! (Instead of looking at their wallets.)

Defund Planned Parenthood!


46 posted on 11/06/2008 9:06:48 AM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: calex59
Bozo has already started the "please lower your expectations, I may have exaggerated a trifle during the campaign" mantra and the feces will hit the rotating device soon after he takes power.

LOL! I heard that!

47 posted on 11/06/2008 9:09:48 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: al_c

Those were Father Pavone’s words, not mine! LOL!


48 posted on 11/06/2008 9:10:44 AM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Deo volente

**Sore winners**

I think we will see a lot of people in that category, especially with FOCA on the tables of Congress.


49 posted on 11/06/2008 9:15:33 AM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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Pray for LIFE!

[Electing Obama] A Grave Mistake and an Abiding Hope
Pro-Life Advocates Urged to Renew Efforts Against Abortion After Election Loss
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Obama Pushes Abortion on Day One With Emanuel Pick

50 posted on 11/06/2008 9:17:50 AM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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