Monday, January 18, 2010

Abp. Listecki's Very Bad Mayor

Tommy Barrett is a member of St. Sebastian's Parish over by the Highlands, there, ain'a.

Tommy Barrett may have a problem. Oh--not with the former pastor of that church, whose total disrespect for liturgical law is well-known (and despised).

Nope. Tommy's problem is with the Archbishop of Milwaukee.

As a congressman, Barrett:

  • Voted against the Child Custody Protection Act which would have made it a federal crime to take a minor across state lines to have an abortion to keep the abortion secret from her parents.
  • Voted against a ban on performing abortions at military hospitals.
  • Voted against the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, a federal law which allows prosecutors to charge a third party for death or injury to an unborn child.
  • Voted against a ban on human cloning.
  • Voted against the Mexico City Policy which prohibits the use of federal funds to promote or perform abortions overseas.
  • Voted for taxpayer funding of abortions for federal employees.
  • Voted against banning partial-birth abortions (2002 bill).
Oh, that's not all. As a Wisconsin leggie, Barrett:

  • Voted in favor of taxpayer funding of abortion referrals.
  • Voted against protecting the unborn child of a pregnant woman on life supports.
  • Voted against the right-to-life position on 53 out of 55 votes
It's pretty well-known that Abp. Listecki does not suffer pro-abortion "Catholics" well at all. Let's hope that the Abp's past is prologue.

HT: Fischer


Dan said...

My bet is that Listecki does nothing, especially this year. He is a new Bishop and doesn't want to piss off people right away, especially the mayor of Wisconsin's largest city.
Oh, fond fond memories of St. Sebs. Went to church there often with my grandparents. My gandpa walked to church there everyday, for 60 years, from about 51st and North.

GOR said...

Hmm, I dunno... Having succeeded Ab. Burke in LaCrosse, maybe some of the Burkean outspokenness rubbed off...?

Billiam said...

He fits right in with the party of death.