Friday, July 23, 2010

"Nonpartisan" Catholics United to “Set the Record Straight” by Trying to Convince Catholics That New Healthcare Law is "Pro-Life"

I just received an email from CatholicVote.org with the following information:
Dear CatholicVote Friend,

Let me be blunt: I am in a fighting mood.

This week the divisive group Catholics United announced they are preparing to spend $500,000 to defend members of Congress who voted FOR the pro-abortion healthcare law. You might remember Catholics United. They're an affiliate of Catholics in Alliance, which has received heavy funding from athiest billionaire George Soros.

So now Catholics United has a massive warchest to spew propaganda that will divide and confuse the Catholic vote.

We have a plan to fight back, but we urgently need your support today.


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Catholics United (Divided) has developed a bogus “Set the Record Straight” campaign to convince Catholics and other voters that the new healthcare law is pro-life! They are preparing television, radio and Internet advertisements that will tell voters that support for Obamacare was a vote to protect life. What nonsense!

We saw what happened during the 2008 election when this group and others attempted to co-op the Church’s teaching to push their partisan agenda. In fact, Denver’s Archbishop Chaput slammed Catholics United saying they “have done a disservice to the Church, confused the natural priorities of Catholic social teaching, [and] undermined the progress pro-lifers have made...”

But that hasn’t stopped them. They are back for more, and if we don’t respond this time, they are poised to do some major damage.


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Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Archbishop Chaput: A Bad Bill and How We Got It

Archbishop Chaput: Those Confusing the Catholic Stance on Health Care Will Bear the Blame for Anti-Life Effects of Heath Care Bill

CatholicVote Takes on Soros-Funded Catholics in Alliance and Catholics United

Sebelius and Kmiec Catholicism - the Catholic Left Declares War on Pro-Lifers

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

"Nonpartisan" Catholics United Attacks the Knights of Columbus

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

"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"

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

Deal Hudson: "Catholics Organize to Elect Barack Obama"

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1 Comments:

At 7/26/2010 10:46 AM, Blogger Phillip said...

grairIf you define every social policy as "pro-life" they will be able to make this argument. At some point, even the bishops, are going to have to stress that there are distinctions between intrinsic evils and prudential judgments and that the latter don't necessarily make a policy "pro-life."

 

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