Saturday, October 25, 2008

Is Abp Chaput engaging in partisan politics? Not so, says pro-life Democrat

Archbishop Chaput has been a real leader among bishops with attacking the many misrepresentations of the Catholic faith that have been promoted chiefly by Democrats, such as Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden.

Some have accused the Archbishop of being partisan, but a pro-life Democrat disagrees.

Writing a Friday post on the Jesuits’ America magazine group blog “In All Things,” Stricherz responded to fellow blogger Michael Sean Winters’ description of the prelate as the nation’s “second most vocal supporter of the GOP.”

Calling the description a “mischaracterization,” Stricherz, a pro-life Democrat, said he thinks it reflects “a larger misunderstanding that progressive Catholics have about their co-religionist opponents.”

He then referenced Archbishop Chaput’s August remarks in which the prelate acknowledged many important issues are relevant to the election, but also asserted that the right to life is “foundational” and all other rights depend on it.

“We can’t build a healthy society while ignoring the routine and very profitable legalized homicide that goes on every day against America’s unborn children,” Archbishop Chaput commented, continuing:

“Yet for thirty-five years I’ve watched prominent ‘pro-choice’ Catholics justify themselves with the kind of moral and verbal gymnastics that should qualify as an Olympic event. All they’ve really done is capitulate to Roe v. Wade.”

Stricherz said the archbishop’s stance should not be interpreted in a partisan spirit.

“This position is not, strictly speaking, Republican or Democratic,” he noted, saying it was the same position of the late Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Robert Casey, Sr.
Go read more at CNA: Archbishop Chaput’s pro-life remarks ‘not Republican or Democratic,’ pro-life Democrat says

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1 comment:

peggy said...

Many years ago, the good Archbishop was, by his own admission, a democratic voter, so he is in a very fine position to discern what the once "party for the poor" has in fact become.

He is clearly and definitively pointing out that the party platform has been totally sold-out and has now been transformed into a platform of DEATH -moral,
spiritual,temporal - HUMAN DESTRUCTION - an instrument of hell.

And how can he be so sure? Just consider seriously the "sins that cry out to heaven for vengeance" and the modern democratic platform and manifesto:

1)Sin: Willful murder -

ABORTION AND ALL SINS AGAINST LIFE, SEXUAL SCANDALIZATION OF CHILDREN PARTY)


2)Sin: Sodomy/homosexuality -

(GAY RIGHTS AND GAY MARRIAGE PARTY)


3)Sin: Oppression of the poor-

(WELFARE STATE AND DEPENDENCE ON BIG, CORRUPT GOVERNMENT PARTY)


4)Defrauding laborers of their wages -

(SOCIALIST AGENDA - EXCESSIVE AND OPPRESSIVE TAXATION PARTY)


The writing is on the wall and is very clear, but many Americans, including Catholics, are mesmerized by the spell of smooth-talking , con-artist politicians.

The same scenario played out in Germany in the 1930's, and the results, as we know, were catastrophic. Don't anyone think that it can't happen here.

The good Archbishop is bravely fulfilling his duty as shepherd,
and warning the sheep of an ominous pack of ravenous wolves.