Thursday, July 17, 2008

"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?

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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.


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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.

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2 Comments:

At 7/18/2008 8:22 AM, Anonymous crankycon said...

Ahh, we had problems with the main site, but we're back. As my friend Sparty said, it was probably the Democrats trying to mess with us :)

And Fournier knocked it out of the park.

 
At 7/18/2008 9:48 AM, Blogger James H said...

National Catholic Reporter will have a huge thing on them and the convention in their august 8th edition.

Reading their current article they even implied that despite the name their participnats were very partisans

 

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