Saturday, August 23, 2008

Archbishop Chaput not welcome at Democrat Convention in his city

Isn't that funny, Obama picks a Catholic running mate, Joe Biden (D-DE) but doesn't invite the Archbishop of Denver to the Deomocrat Convention in that city. There is only one reason for that; Archbishop Chaput's outspokenness about Catholic politicians like Biden who support abortion.
"But we can’t build a healthy society while ignoring the routine and very profitable legalized homicide that goes on every day against America’s unborn children. The right to life is foundational. Every other right depends on it. Efforts to reduce abortions, or to create alternatives to abortion, or to foster an environment where more women will choose to keep their unborn child, can have great merit—but not if they serve to cover over or distract from the brutality and fundamental injustice of abortion itself. We should remember that one of the crucial things that set early Christians apart from the pagan culture around them was their rejection of abortion and infanticide. Yet for thirty-five years I’ve watched prominent “pro-choice” Catholics justify themselves with the kind of moral and verbal gymnastics that should qualify as an Olympic event. All they’ve really done is capitulate to Roe v. Wade."
HT First Things

The Archbishop will be there at the Convention anyway, outside protesting Barack Obama and Joe Biden's pro-abortion voting records, with niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Dr. Alveda King.
You're not fooling this Catholic with that ploy to lure the Catholic voter, and I pledge to do as much as possible before November to inform the Catholic electorate on how inappropriate Joe Biden is as a Catholic candidate.
Read the entire story at Catholic Culture. com


A Voice in the Crowd said...

Sister Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking Author) was invited to the Democratic convention to lead them in a prayer group. I guess you have to be the right type of Catholic to be invited.

Defending cold-blooder killers, good... Defending innocent life in the womb... bad.

Absolutely love your blog, Leticia! It is one of only two I check everyday. Keep up your great work in this vocation!

Seth said...

For clarity, Abp. Chaput won't exactly be protesting outside the convention center. The peaceful protest and vigil with Alveda King will be at MLK Park one block from the new Planned Parenthood Clinic in the north part of the city.

Leticia said...

Thanks for the clarification, Seth, "protesting" was a poor choice of words.
I'm certain it will be a moving and dignified gathering, but it is a bit of a statement on the part of the Archbishop, on who accepts his leadership and who doesn't.
Let's see what kind of media coverage (besides EWTN) he garers.

lara said...

Biden's as Catholic as Obama is Christian--if either of them had any smarts, they'd let the Archbishop in to exorcize the place!

JuTaW said...

Impossible to be Catholic and pro-choice....

visitor said...

I agree, jutaw. As a matter of fact, just minutes ago, I dropped my french class. I'm afraid that if I start speaking french, I may start acting french...staying away from that slippery slope!