Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City has barred Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius from Communion! The ripples continue!
On May 2, Dr. Bill Donohue issued a press release about the fact that the 26 “Catholic” public figures on Barack Obama’s “National Catholic Advisory Council” are pro-abortion, pro-embryonic stem cell research and anti-school choice, among other things.
On May 8, those individuals, claiming they act as individuals and not representing the campaign, wrote a letter to Dr. Donohue, spouting the usual false dichotomy that “Republicans aren’t really pro-life” and the false teaching, condemned by Cardinal Ratzinger, that other issues can outweigh abortion.
They also expressed support for “sex education,” and anyone with half a brain knows that sex education in the US goes directly against Catholic teaching, in advocating fornication and contraception, *and* in improperly exposing minors to information on sexuality.
Also typical of their ilk, they confuse a “well-formed Catholic conscience” with “being a socialist.”
Then they accuse Dr. Donohue of hypocrisy for criticizing fellow Catholics.
Dr. Donohue responded here. Deal Hudson replies here.
What about these individuals’ positions on divorce, contraception and so-called “gay rights”?
Most of the well-known figures (John Kerry and Ted Kennedy for example) are divorced and remarried illicitly.
These people are so disgusting; I can’t understand how anyone would listen to them.