Pro-Abortion Catholics for Obama used scare tactics

Churches Can Ignore Catholics United, Pro-Life Literature Distribution Not Illegal

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
November 2
, 2008

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A leading pro-life attorney who is the dean of a law school says Catholic and Protestant churches and pastors need not worry about pro-life literature distribution occurring this weekend. Matt Staver of the Liberty Counsel tells LifeNews.com the dissemination of pro-life information is perfectly legal.

The reassurances from Staver, founder of the pro-life law firm known as Liberty Counsel and the dean of the law school at Liberty University in Virginia, come after groups made threats this week.

Catholics United, a front group for Barack Obama that has misled some Catholic voters into thinking he is pro-life on abortion, urged its supporters to confront pro-life advocates this weekend.

The Obama backers were told to ask Catholic priests and church leaders to block the distribution of the pro-life voting information and suggested the pro-life fliers be removed from vehicles.

Father Frank Pavone, the founder and director of Priests for Life, emailed CU officials and told them he would consider legal action if pro-life advocates are prevented from exercising their First Amendment rights to educate voters on pro-life issues.  [ ‘Fr. Frank Pavone Warns Catholics United of Possible Lawsuits’ ]

Barry Lynn, the head of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, has also scared pastors, priests and other church leaders with a letter saying they could face the loss of their nonprofit status for allowing the information.

Staver tells LifeNews.com that pro-life people distributing voter information are within their legal grounds and Constitutional rights.

“Barry Lynn’s attempt to scare pastors is as hollow as a Halloween Jack-O-Lantern,” Staver said.

He said Lynn’s group has “once again have cluttered mailboxes and jammed fax machines with the same worn out, toothless letter that attempts to scare pastors about politics, in an attempt to trick them into being silent until after the election.”

“The truth is that pastors and church leaders do not need to violate IRS regulations on political activity in order to impact the 2008 election. There are a wide variety of permissible activities to activate voters and encourage them to vote their values,” Staver said.

FULL STORY:  http://www.lifenews.com/nat4530.html

Catholics In Name Only, USCCB Denounced by Bishop Martino

Topics:  Faithful Citizenship, Freedom of Choice Act

TWO STORIES:

Bishop shows up unannounced at election forum, defends Church’s stance on abortion

“The USCCB doesn’t speak for me.”—-Bishop Joseph Martino, Scranton, PA

Opinion:  Bishop Martino is Right, ‘This is Madness People’

After listening to some of the speakers attempt to take the most recent letter of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on “Faithful Citizenship”, turn it on its head through sophistry, and then use it as a framework to influence Catholics to support a candidate who has pledged as their first official act if elected to the Presidency to sign the “Freedom of Choice Act” into law (even though an alternative exists which would at least limit the evil of procured abortion) the Bishop stepped up to the microphone. He told those present: “No social issue has caused the death of 50 million people”, referring of course to the current evil of abortion on demand as it exists in the United States of America since the horrible judicial opinions in Roe and Doe. Then he spoke those four words, “This is Madness People.”

Related:

Freedom of Choice Act

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:s.01173:

http://www.nchla.org/issues.asp?ID=50

Defunding ACORN: Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Thanks to radio talk shows like Hugh Hewitt and Rush Limbaugh, ACORN is getting the outing it deserves.  We at Fidelity and Action have been withholding donations to the Archdiocese because of ACORN.  Not only is ACORN involved in voter fraud and embezzlement, but also is pro-abortion.

Stephanie Block has written a good piece at Spero News . . .

‘Defunding ACORN is laudable but insufficient.’

Related stories:

‘CCHD End Funding To ACORN over financial irregularities.’

‘Catholic Campaign for Human Development:  Update’ Stephanie Block.  2003.  The Wanderer.

Democrats Party of Death

(Ramesh Ponnuru wrote a book with the very same title.)

What is the teaching of the Catholic Church on abortion?  You’ll find it in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  We doubt that Gov. Kulongoski owns a Catechism.

CCC :

Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense.  The Church attaches a canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life. []  The Church does not thereby intend to restrict the scope of mercy. Rather, she makes clear the gravity of the crime committed, the irreparable harm done to the innocent who is put to death, as well as to the parents and the whole of society.

CCC :

The inalienable right to life of every innocent human individual is a constitutive element of a civil society and its legislation:

“The inalienable rights of the person must be recognized and respected by civil society and the political authority. These human rights depend neither on single individuals nor on parents; nor do they represent a concession made by society and the state; they belong to human nature and are inherent in the person by virtue of the creative act from which the person took his origin. Among such fundamental rights one should mention in this regard every human being’s right to life and physical integrity from the moment of conception until death.”

Oregon Governor will Host NARAL Gala

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon’s announcement:

In this historic election year, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon is pleased to announce that the

Honorable Governor Ted Kulongoski and First Lady Mary Oberst

will host

our Annual Political Gala on

Friday, October 3, 2008

at the Marriott Downtown Portland

1401 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland, OR 97201

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The event will begin at 6pm, with a 5:30 pm champagne reception exclusively for table hosts featuring the Governor and First Lady.

NOTE: Archbishop Vlazny celebrates a Pro-Life Mass at the Cathedral, downtown Portland, 2 days later!

Continue reading “Oregon Governor will Host NARAL Gala”

Catholic League: Obama and Infanticide

Pro-“choice” Catholics will vote for Barack Hussein Obama.  You’ve seen the bumper stickers in church parking lots, read about them on the internet, in news reports, and heard them on the radio talk shows.

Show them this!

Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights:

Obama and Infanticide

In addition, the Catholic League has taken out a full page ad (9/22/08 Weekly), “Obama, NARAL, and Infanticide.”

“It’s quite clear what’s going on:  the radical pro-abortionists–and no one is more radical than Obama and NARAL–will even defend selective infanticide if there is one chance in a million that it will chip away at Roe v. Wade.  Incredibly, even NARAL eventually dropped its opposition to the [Born Alive Infants Protection Act] bill, somthing Obama never did.”—William Donahue