Friday, February 20, 2009

Apologists for Abortion-Loving Catholics Attack Archbishop ... Again

Remember a few months ago when the group calling itself "Catholic Democrats" attacked Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann after the Archbishop's calling Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to task on her abortion advocacy put a crimp in her plans to be named Obama's running mate?

Now, so-called "Catholics United", one of Catholic Democrats' sister organizations in the Democrat-front-group-posing-as-Catholic-org racket (something tells me that a review of the leadership, membership roles, and financial backers (cough ... Soros ... cough) of "Catholic Democrats", "Catholics United" and "Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good" will find them to be rather interlocking) - has gotten in on the action of criticizing Archbishop Naumann now that President Obama has decided to name Sebelius as his HHS Secretary:
Denver, Colo., Feb 20, 2009 / 06:39 am (CNA).- In a startling defense of legal abortion supporter Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Catholics United has attacked Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, accusing him being more interested in trying to score political points against the governor than in crafting effective abortion policy within the reality of politics.

The salvo from Catholics United comes as advisors to President Obama have told the press that he has decided on Sebelius as his next secretary of Health and Human Services nominee.

Kathleen Sebelius, who professes to be Catholic, has a problematic record on abortion.

Although Catholics United mentions the Kansas governor’s "tireless support for children's health care and education, and her efforts to provide public financing for adoption and pregnancy support centers," the group fails to mention her 30 years of simultaneously advocating to keep abortion legal.

In the Spring of 2008, Archbishop Naumann met with Gov. Sebelius to ensure that she understood the gravity of her position. After meeting with her, Archbishop Naumann asked her to stop receiving Communion.

As Archbishop Naumann explained to CNA, he requested that Gov. Sebelius stop receiving Communion because of her "30-year history of advocating and acting in support of legalized abortion."

The Thursday statement by Catholics United, which is mostly dedicated to rebuffing the president of the Catholic League, Bill Donohue, marks the first time that the organization has targeted a specific Catholic bishop by name.

"Like Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann – who often seems more interested in scoring political points against Gov. Sebelius than crafting effective abortion policy within the reality of politics – Mr. Donohue is doing a disservice to those Americans who will benefit from Gov. Sebelius's leadership as Health and Human Services Secretary."
[ED.: I suppose we can count out unborn Americans as being among "those Americans who will benefit from Gov. Sebelius's leadership as Health and Human Services Secretary." But, then again, we can always count on these front groups such as "Catholics United" to not "give a s--t about the unborn".]
(emphasis and editorial commentary added)

(Hat tip: The Curt Jester, who says "Catholics United is not a front group for the Democratic Party. They are a front group for Moloch.")

Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
LifeNews: President Obama May Name Pro-Abort Catholic Kathleen Sebelius as Health Secretary

"Nonpartisan" Catholics United Attacks the Knights of Columbus

"Nonpartisan" Catholics United Hits McCain with Ad Questioning His Pro-Life Credentials

Archbishop Naumann: Gov. Sebelius a Bad Choice for Sen. Obama

"Non-Partisan" Group of Catholic Obama Supporters Calling Itself "Catholics United" Gets Divisive

The Catholic Left Meets in Philadelphia

Convention for the "Common Good"

Bill Donohue: "How the Catholic Left Is Boxed in by Abortion"

Obama Set to Reignite Communion Controversy by Picking Sebelius as VP Nominee?

Fidelis on Abortion, Bishops, & Politics

E.J. Dionne on Kmiec Being Denied Communion [UPDATED]

Amy Welborn on Abp. Naumann and Gov. Sebelius [UPDATED]

LA Slimes Columnist Defends Sebelius Against Bob Novak Op/Ed; Calls Opus Dei "Sinister" Organization with Fascist Ties

Robert Novak on the Possibility of Sebelius as Obama's Running Mate: "A Vice President for Abortion"

Q and A With Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann

"Catholic Democrats" Attack "Registered Republican Archbishop of Kansas City" for "Using Communion" to "Take Down" Sebelius"


Archbishop Naumann to Kansas Gov. Sebelius: Stop Taking Communion, Publicly Apologize [UPDATED]

Deal Hudson: "Catholics Organize to Elect Barack Obama"

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At 2/20/2009 10:11 AM, Blogger Rick said...

I wonder why the Church does not formally excommunicate those who promote & support abortion policies. There is a canon law that automatically does just that for anyone who procures abortion. But the public & official excommunication of those who make policies that lead to millions of abortions is not done. Can anyone say why this is so?

At 2/22/2009 11:50 PM, Blogger Carol McKinley said...


"Catholic Democrats" Near as I know, they are not registered in any secretary of states office. It's one person, "Patrick Whelan" who started the organization with Eric McFadden.


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