Apr 4, 2007

Nunez spokesman defies and lies about the Church

In the wake (pun intended) of Cardinal Mahony's slam last Sunday at Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez for backing the death-by-doctor "assisted suicide" bill AB 374, Nunez's spokesman, Steve Maviglio, has defied our Church and lied about Her.

Maviglio said that while the speaker "respects the Cardinal’s view, this is another issue of individual choice where the overwhelming majority of Catholics have a different perspective than [sic] the official position of the Church. Personal liberty and dignity are important values to Californians, regardless of their religious beliefs."

Can you count the number of lies in those few words of Maviglio?

1. What Cardinal Mahony said was not "the Cardinal's view," it is Catholic doctrine.

2. Opting for suicide is a sin, not a matter of "choice" -- and in any case, "assisted suicide," as Kevorkian has shown, is more likely to become murder, not suicide.

3. No "overwhelming majority" of Catholics backs euthanasia.

4. Death by doctor is going to eliminate, not respect, the "personal liberty and dignity" of millions of us. Look what they did to Catholic housewife Terri Schiavo two years ago.

Maviglio is experienced at working for anti-life Catholics. He used to be Press Secretary for Governor Gray Davis and was the Executive Director of the House Democratic Caucus under Congressman Vic Fazio (D-Calif.).

News reports say Cardinal Mahony says he and Nunez had a meeting about AB374. When that was, the reports do not say.

Monsignor Royale Vadakin has sent out an announcement that the Cardinal's pro-life homily can be heard at http://www.la-archdiocese.org


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