There are a lot of the usual suspects on the list--and they are not suspect because their "Catholicism" is like unto Mother Teresa's, folks.
National Leadership Committee
Governor Jim Doyle of Wisconsin
Former Senator Majority Leader Tom Daschle
Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois
Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts
Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts
Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont
Look, folks: Obama is even more pro-death than the Hildebeeste, although it's a close call. Obama was 'sorry' that he couldn't hasten the State's execution of Terri Schiavo. Obama voted AGAINST legislation to make partial-birth abortion a crime in Illinois. In addition, Sen. Barack Obama, it has just been discovered, has stated publicly that his first act as president would be to sign the Freedom of Choice Act.
There is NO reconciliation between supporting Obama and the Catholic faith. None. As Rich Leonardi put it:
As far as the Catholic Church is concerned, the principal focus of her interventions in the public arena is the protection and promotion of the dignity of the person, and she is thereby consciously drawing particular attention to principles which are NOT NEGOTIABLE [my emphasis]. Among these the following emerge clearly today:- protection of life in all its stages, from the first moment of conception until natural death;
Other self-alleged "Catholics" on Obama's bloody band-wagon:
Sr. Jamie Phelps, O.P., Director and Professor of Theology, Institute for Black Catholic Studies, Xavier University
Sr. Catherine Pinkerton, Congregation of St. Joseph
Lisa Cahill, Professor of Theology, Boston College
Margaret Gannon, IHM, A Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, PA
Mary Jo Bane, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
Grant Gallicho, Associate Editor, Commonweal Magazine
Peter Quaranto, Senior Researcher and Conflict Analyst, Resolve Uganda (Notre Dame Class of 2006)
Dave Robinson, International Peace Advocate, Erie, Pennsylvania
Vincent Rougeau, Associate Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame
The Kingdom wants for Bishops like Burke, Bruskiewitz, and Sherman.
Lots more, including Stupid Positions and Quotes from some of these turkeys here.
Like for example:
Mary Jo Bane, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School; (""In order to raise children with equality, we must take them away from families and communally raise them" )
Senator Bob Casey; (On "Plan B" morning-after pill: "I think we've got to make it widely available, and I think that's one of the ways we reach common ground on the very tough issue of abortion: emergency contraception can reduce the number of abortions and unwanted pregnancies. That's what we should emphasize.")
"Formal cooperation" is the case for some, but not all. "Remote" cooperation IS the case, at least. USCCB says the same thing in their Voting Guide, but note the red-highlighted section:
34. Catholics often face difficult choices about how to vote. This is why it is so important to vote according to a well-formed conscience that perceives the proper relationship among moral goods. A Catholic cannot vote for a candidate who takes a position in favor of an intrinsic evil, such as abortion or racism, if the voter’s intent is to support that position. In such cases a Catholic would be guilty of formal cooperation in grave evil. At the same time, a voter should not use a candidate’s opposition to an intrinsic evil to justify indifference or inattentiveness to other important moral issues involving human life and dignity.
35. There may be times when a Catholic who rejects a candidate’s unacceptable position may decide to vote for that candidate for other morally grave reasons. Voting in this way would be permissible only for truly grave moral reasons, not to advance narrow interests or partisan preferences or to ignore a fundamental moral evil.
In other words, 'advancing the Party's interests' is NOT sufficient reason to support Obamamamamama.
O, me name is Torquemada.
I'm the leader of the band.
Although, we're few in numbers,
We're feared throughout the land.
We tortures Moors and Atheists
And kicks them when they fall,
But when we works on heretics,
We works the best of all.
O, the rack goes "creak",
And the thumbscrews squeak,
And the Whips all flail away.
The Jesuit slams the iron maiden shut,
While I kneels in the corner to pray.
The auto-da-fe is God's chosen way
To purge sin from the land!
Another soul to heaven from Torquemada's and!
Another soul to heaven from Torquemada's Band!