"Non-Partisan" Group of Catholic Obama Supporters Calling Itself "Catholics United" Gets Divisive
Deacon Keith Fournier sets 'em straight, however:
... First, let me put it bluntly, for a group calling itself “Catholics United”, you should be ashamed of yourself! Do you believe in the efficacy of the Sacrament of Reconciliation?
You can disagree with Deal Hudson’s Politics. I do, and I have, on many occasions and over many issues. I have made it known quite strongly. Every time I have done so, he has been a worthy opponent.
You have had every opportunity to take your own Policy disagreements to the Public Square. I for one would have welcomed an intelligent debate. Instead, you have now resorted to impugning a fellow Catholic’s character by bringing up a past indiscretion which was forgiven in the Sacraments.
By resorting to such calumny and vicious written attacks like the kind you entered into in that E-Blast, you have also undermined your own moral credibility. After all, at the heart of the entirety of Catholic Social teaching is the virtue of Charity.
UPDATE (18 July 2008)
For more details and additional reactions, see also my post at Catholics in the Public Square: "Catholics United" Gets Divisive.
UPDATE #2 (18 July 2008)
I was also going to link to a post The Cranky Conservative did on this subject yesterday, but his blog seems to have been hacked or something.
UPDATE #3 (18 July 2008)
The Cranky Conservative is back online. Here's his excellent piece on the subject.