"Don't you dare call a politician or a party 'anti-life!'"
(I first saw mention of this guide in a cover story about it in the Febrero 2008 issue of VidaNueva, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles's Spanish-language free monthly newspaper.)
You can learn a lot about this document, and the mindset of those who wrote it, and perhaps their political persuasion, too, when you see that it instructs us that Catholic pastors and parishes may not engage in "Labeling a candidate or party as 'pro school aid' or 'anti-life.'" [emphasis added]
Why did they just happen to pick "anti-life" as an example when they could have picked any one of a host of other issues?
Are they by any chance trying to protect the rabidly pro-abortion Democrat politicians our bishops hang out with so much?
Please check out the following links for legal experts' analysis of what our pastors and parishes may legally do in this critical election year:
The James Madison Center for Free Speech
"The Church and Politics: Are We as Restricted as We Think?"
P.S. Sorry, California Catholic Conference, but the Democrat Party is anti-life -- it's in their platform, after all -- and B. Hussein Obama and Hillary Rodham C. are anti-life, too, as they each serially brag about on the campaign trail.