Archbishop Naumann: Gov. Sebelius a Bad Choice for Sen. Obama
Catholic News Agency reports that Kansas City Archbishop Naumann is hinting at what many Catholic commentators and bloggers have already said - that Sen. Obama would be making a big mistake with Catholic voters were he to select Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as his running mate:
Quebec City, Aug 14, 2008 / 09:48 am (CNA).- With the U.S. presidential race heating up and both John McCain and Barack Obama close to announcing their vice presidential nominees, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City says he hopes his warning of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for her support of abortion, has “alerted” Obama that she is not a good advisor on the Catholic Church.
“What I found out after I took the pastoral action with Governor Sebelius is that Senator Obama had her on his advisory committee for Catholics,” recalled the archbishop.
“I wasn’t aware of that [beforehand],” he said, “but I hope that it alerted Senator Obama that this is not probably somebody that can really counsel you in terms of the mind and the heart of the Church on this very critical and important area.”
“So I think it would be a bad judgment on Senator Obama’s part to select someone who was in conflict with the Church.”
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