Thursday, October 28, 2010

On Voting for Catholics

Abp. (soon Cardinal) Burke, from Rome, on the mid-terms.

...Cardinal-designate Burke said one “can never vote for someone who favors absolutely the right to choice of a woman to destroy a human life in her womb or the right to a procured abortion.”

That's part one.

[He] also addressed the issue of same-sex “marriage,” asserting that maintaining the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman is not unjust discrimination.

There. The Archbishop gave all the instruction that the pastor (below) didn't bother with. That pastor was so much more concerned with "nastiness" than, say, murder, or acts contrary to nature. Priorities, you know.

HT: Fr Z


Badger Catholic said...

But, but, isn't it about what WE want that's important? What makes ME feel good about MYSELF???!

GOR said...

Unfortunately, bishops like soon-to-be-Cardinal Burke (like Chaput, Vasa and a few others) are the exceptions in hierarchies. They are seen as ‘mavericks’ even by their fellow bishops. I still recall that when Burke was in LaCrosse and made some similar hard-hitting remarks, Ab. Dolan (still in Milwaukee at the time) commented dismissively: “Well, that’s just Ray…”

Of course there’s precedent for this. Someone else was once dismissed as being ‘just a Nazarene…”

Anonymous said...

Fr. Jim Connell voiced his displeasure over this apptmt. in NAT CAT REPORTER. See Badger Blogspot for details