Oct 29, 2008

So far, Cardinal Mahony not among 89 bishops who say Catholics may not morally vote for pro-aborts

Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles (in L.A. Times photo above, with MOCA curator Brooke Hodge and cathedral architect Jose Moneo) is not among the 89 U.S. bishops this year who have issued or signed statements that say Catholics may not morally vote for pro-aborts.

In fact, ole Q did not see one California bishop on the list -- or should we say, "honor roll" -- of the baby-defending bishops at InsideCatholic.com the other day (Oct. 27).

As far as ole Q knows, Cardinal Mahony has been silent about voting for pro-aborts. If anyone knows anything he or any of our L.A. bishops has said about that, I will publicize it happily.

The Cardinal, or any bishop, could at least quote the following statement of the U.S. bishops:

"Any politics of human dignity must seriously address issues of racism, poverty, hunger, employment, education, housing, and health care... But being 'right' in such matters can never excuse a wrong choice regarding direct attacks on innocent human life. Indeed, the failure to protect and defend life in its most vulnerable stages renders suspect any claims to the 'rightness' of positions in other matters affecting the poorest and least powerful of the human community." (sec. 23) -- Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics (A Statement by the Catholic Bishops of the United States, 1998)

If Catholic voters were to hear that statement and actually take it to heart, they might vote next Tuesday against Barack Hussein Obama and other pro-abortion candidates similar to the liberals whom the Cardinal has palled around with for decades.

Cardinal Mahony, there is still time before Election Day for you to finally tell America: "You CAN'T be Catholic and pro-abortion." Please do!


Anonymous Anonymous said...



That's what I've found so far.

2:00 AM  
Blogger CDE said...

I saw that Cardinal Mahony was in Rome and had an audience with Pope Benedict XVI earlier this week...

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the only way I can contact you. My apologies for not sending you an e-mail.

Californian Catholics need to know about the Propsitions of 2008, and what the social doctrine of the Church is so they can vote with a clear conscience. I've written a blog all about the Propositions, and I was wondering if you would link to it? Here is the blog: http://blogsofasoul.blogspot.com/2008/10/california-propositions-of-2008.html

6:21 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Nickkname,

Thank you for checking out the site. You already know, but I'll tell our friends here, that the one link you found is to an anti-capital punishment talk in 2000 and the other is to a pro-Prop 85 (parental notification) talk in 2006.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Clayton,

Thanks very much for the info. Would be fun to know what they said to each other, wouldn't it?

I understand that the Pope also met with USCCB top officials, and it would be nice to know what they all said to each other, too.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Nickkname,

Just fyi, I haven't published your other comment, because I couldn't make the link work. Don't know if it was my mistake or what.

10:22 PM  

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