Cardinal's parade pal endorses Abortion Queen for president
Events such as this endorsement are one of many good reasons for Princes of the Church to AVOID appearing beside pro-abortion politicians such as Villaraigosa. ANYONE who saw this photo of the Cardinal would conclude that he endorses or at least does not object to the mayor.
In the Cardinal's closing benediction at Villaraigosa's inauguration, he did utter the words "protect human life" once, but he did not specifically apply them to preborn babies: "We pray today that your Spirit will inspire each of us to embody in our words, actions, and policies those values that protect human life, establish peace, promote justice, and uphold the common good." http://www.the-tidings.com/2005/0715/mayorside_text.htm
If H. Rodham C. should ascend to our Nation's highest office, how soon will the Cardinal be parading alongside her? How soon will the Cardinal have her speak in the cathedral? And that is not far-fetched, given that the Cardinal had Slick Willie Clinton speak in St. Vibiana's.
It was good that the Cardinal criticized California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez for going down the path of the culture of death by co-sponsoring the pending AB374, the "doctor-orchestrated suicide" bill. That was a small step in the right direction.
Now Cardinal Mahony needs to take the plunge and swear off all pro-abortion politicians for good -- by never appearing with them or hosting them, and by ordering his clergy to refuse Communion to the Catholics among them.
That'll be the day. (I wish he would prove me wrong.)