Thursday, October 18, 2007

Yet Again, Proving Our Lady Of Akita Right
Cardinal McCarrick on same side as pro-abortion group

OK, so Life News got the "former" cardinal part wrong, but they're still right on target pointing out how Cardinal McCarrick is giving approval for Catholics to vote for pro-butchery candidates.

I've posted in the past concerning how Presider McCarrick has totally abandoned authentic Church Teaching, so the following comes as no surprise.

Former Catholic Cardinal, Pro-Abortion Group Blast Communion Denial Quote
by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
October 15, 2007


Washington, DC
(LifeNews.com) -- A former Catholic cardinal and a leading pro-abortion "Catholic" group have blasted comments by St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke who said he would deny communion to Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani because of his position favoring abortion.

Earlier this month, Burke said he would deny communion to Giuliani. "If the question is about a Catholic who is publicly espousing positions contrary to the moral law, and I know that person knows it, yes I would [deny communion]," Burke told the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

He said anyone who administers Catholic communion can't knowingly give it to Catholic politicians who flout the Church's teachings on abortion. "It is a cause of concern for me and for all bishops to find ourselves in this situation," Burke said.

Former Washington Cardinal Theodore McCarrick restated his opposition to Burke's position to withhold communion from pro-abortion politicians. McCarrick said the Catholic Church shouldn't be denying communion to pro-abortion Catholic politicians because no elected official will ever perfectly fall in line with every policy position the Church takes. (In other words, he's just given the green light to voting for baby-butchers)

In an interview with the Associated Press over the weekend he also said the church's positions on abortion and other issues such as euthanasia and the death penalty are base teachings, but do not fully encompass all Catholic beliefs. (Again, McCarrick get's it wrong. No where in the official teaching of The Church does it state that it's a sin to adhere to the death penalty in cases of extreme gravity.)

"You cannot be authentically Catholic if you do not support life, yet it is not enough just to support life, you have to go beyond that," McCarrick said. "To really be authentically Catholic, you need it and the family rights, the right to education, the right to take care of the poor, the right of migrants," he added. (Typical liberal ploy. When in an indefensable position, change the subject.)

Meanwhile, Jon O'Brien, the head of the pro-abortion group calling itself "Catholics for a Free Choice" said communion decisions shouldn't be based on abortion. "In Catholicism, once you are baptized, you are authentically Catholic. We don't have a litmus test that people take," he told the Associated Press.

After Burke's comments, Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, was in New Hampshire campaigning and he avoided answering the comments directly. "Archbishops have a right to their opinion, you know," Giuliani said. "There's freedom of religion in this country. There's no established religion, and archbishops have a right to their opinion. Everybody has a right to their opinion."

3 Comments:

Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

If McCarrick is "authentically Catholic" I'm the King of Germany.

10:27 AM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

No--if he's a real Catholic I am the Prince Elector of Las Vegas and Reno!

3:28 PM  
Blogger Tom in Vegas said...

Vir-

As far as I'm concerned there is no such thing as being Catholic and pro-abortion. If you belong to the Catholic Church and position yourself in a way that supports those in power who favor this type of thing, or ARE one of those in power with favorable views of abortion, then you self-excommunicate. These so called “Catholics for A Free Choice” should find another home away from this Church. Say, if we have mass cards, greeting cards, cards bearing the image of a saint, then why can’t we have cards encouraging a schism? That’s right- a schism. By encouraging these groups to find another home, we could hopefully get rid of this cancerous growth inside the Church. We send it to groups like the above mentioned with captions such as “Leaving the Church? Take a friend” or “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out” or "Eviction Notice", you know, that type of thing.

It's an outrage that a cardinal should come to the defense of these types of individuals. This guy made my S-list.

Furthermore, I see no significant distinguishable political differences between lily-livered Giuliani and the ghastly of all ghastly's: the Kennedy’s.

Tom

2:27 AM  

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