Nov 3, 2008

Ex-Mahony official touts Obama in letter to the editor in today's L.A. Times

Have you seen the letters to the editor in today's (Monday's) L.A. Times (click on this post's title)?

In one letter, Tom Chabolla, "formerly the secretariat director for pastoral and community services for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles," writes:

"While some Catholic bishops would urge Catholic voters to use a narrow, single-issue lens at the ballot booth, there will be millions of Catholic, pro-life Democrats making a different choice and voting for Barack Obama...

"There are compelling moral reasons in this election to support a candidate who may not fully align with the Catholic Church on abortion but provides the best hope for working families, healthcare reform, reviving our economy and restoring our environment -- and they are no less Catholic for casting their vote for Obama."

As you can see, Chabolla conveniently forgets to provide this highly relevant quote:

"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)

A quick search of the Web reveals that this past April, when Barack Hussein Obama announced his "Catholic Advisory Committee," Chabolla was one of his nine "National Co-Chairs," right there with Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who protects late-term-baby-slayer George Tiller.

Also, the Center for Community Change lists Chabolla on its board of directors and gives his affiliation as "Assistant to the President, Service Employees International Union, Washington, D.C." The SEIU is pro-abortion.

And an article in Sojourners magazine in 2006 identified Chabolla as "associate director for programs at the Catholic Campaign for Human Development." The CCHD has given our collection money to pro-abortion groups.

How many other Chabolla types are lurking in L.A.'s chancery office and in all the chancery offices around the USA?

2 Comments:

Blogger Nick said...

My comments in brackets []


"While some Catholic bishops would urge Catholic voters to use a narrow, single-issue lens at the ballot booth [Over 90 bishops urge Catholics to vote according to their consicence; I'd hardly call that "some" and "a narrow, single-issue lens". And this election really is about life, so I'd say putting abortion at the top of the list of issues is a good thing], there will be millions of Catholic, pro-life Democrats making a different choice and voting for Barack Obama... [Read: Catholics who don't practice their faith and think they know better than the Church will be voting for Obama]

"There are compelling moral reasons in this election to support a candidate who may not fully align with the Catholic Church on abortion but provides the best hope for working families, healthcare reform, reviving our economy and restoring our environment -- and they are no less Catholic for casting their vote for Obama." [Even if Obama didn't support abortion, he'd still not get the Catholic vote because he supports gay marriage. That's not a "compelling moral reason"]

11:28 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Nick,

Thank you for making those comments in brackets! You've really got the guy's number and are exposing him for what he is. Congrats!

1:44 PM  

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