Nov 19, 2008

Are Cardinal Stafford and Cardinal Mahony in the same Church?

Add ImageHave you read about Cardinal James Stafford's address (click on this post's title for an article and a link to video) at the Catholic University of America the other day?

In probably the strongest language any Cardinal has ever used against any prominent U.S. politician, Cardinal Stafford called Barack Hussein Obama "apocalyptic" and noted that he campaigned on an "extremist anti-life platform."

Cardinal Stafford also issued these words of warning:

“For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. On November 4, 2008, America suffered a cultural earthquake.”

Cardinal Stafford said we will shed “hot, angry tears of betrayal.”

The Cardinal also said that “If 1968 [the year so many in the U.S. hierarchy and clergy disobeyed Pope Paul VI and Humanae Vitae] was the year of America’s ‘suicide attempt,’ 2008 is the year of America’s exhaustion."

Don't look now, but when a Cardinal at the Vatican says we Catholics are going to be under an apocalyptic extremist and weeping tears of betrayal with Jesus during His Agony in the Garden, that is serious talk. It is a prophetic warning for you and me.

Compare these words of Cardinal Stafford to those of Cardinal Roger Mahony in his letter of congratulations to Obama: "All people of good will from coast to coast will want to work with you..." Cardinal Mahony also asked God's blessings on pro-abortion Obama's administration!

As the saying goes, "Can you spot the difference?"

3 Comments:

Anonymous DAve said...

Then why o why so silent before our Gesthsemene got elected, voted for by the majority of Catholics???

4:54 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Dave,

Cardinal Stafford has always been pro-life, and he has defended Humanae Vitae from the start. He has always opposed contraception, which not even all pro-life leaders in recent decades did.

So that is to his lasting credit.

It's also the case that this particular address by Cardinal Stafford must have been scheduled far in advance, and he could not control the timing of it.

But it is true that if Cardinal Stafford had said something about Obama before the election, we would have heard about it.

Let's hope and pray that in the congressional elections in 2010, all of the pro-life members of the hierarchy will speak up loud and long, and early -- really early.

12:33 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Dave,

It might also be that Cardinal Stafford thought that Archbishop Burke's pre-election comments about Obama and not voting for him were a sufficient warning to U.S. Catholics.

10:03 PM  

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