Cardinal Rigali: Catholic Politicians Cannot Support Senate Health Care Bill with Abortion

Thursday, November 26, AD 2009

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Justin Cardinal Rigali of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia emphatically stated that no Catholic can vote for a health care bill that carries abortion.  He did say that the American bishops have been working diligently in getting health care for all individuals here in America and that the Catholic bishops do support a health care bill that does not provide or pay for abortions in anyway possible.

Cardinal Rigali’s comments came at the press conference announcing an unprecedented coalition of Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant leaders uniting behind a call to Christian conscious, the Manhattan Declaration.

Senator Bob Casey, Jr., I hope you’re listening, your soul is on the line.


To read about the Manhattan Declaration click here.

(Biretta Tip: CNSNEWS.COM)

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2 Responses to Cardinal Rigali: Catholic Politicians Cannot Support Senate Health Care Bill with Abortion

  • Unfortunately the lack of moral values and ethics of most of our elected officials today don’t allow them to be able to determine right from wrong. Even many Republicans have lost sight of reality. It is up to the new conservative movement to filter out the bad seeds in the upcoming election to get our country back on track to what our forefathers intended it to be. We have to learn from the community organizing powers of Acorn and connect with our people to get things right. God bless America!

  • Good video. I think I see our Fr. Chad Hatfield behind the Cardinal.

A Time to Stand

Friday, November 20, AD 2009

Today Christians, Catholic, Evangelical and Orthodox,  came together in the Manhattan Declaration to put the Obama administration and the Congress on notice:

“. . . We will not comply with any edict that purports to compel our institutions to participate in abortions, embryo-destructive research, assisted suicide and euthanasia or any other anti-life act; nor will we bend to any rule purporting to force us to bless immoral sexual partnerships, treat them as marriage or the equivalent or refrain from proclaiming the truth, as we know it, about morality and immorality and marriage and the family.”

Here is the text of the Manhattan Declaration:

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4 Responses to A Time to Stand

  • “Some things are worth going to jail for.”

    That may soon be the case. Both sides in this fray, those following the Culture of Death and those the Culture of Life, are headed towards a collision course.

    IMO there will be no quiet, peaceful resolution of the differences. One side or the other will prevail.

    We’ve the curse of living in interesting times.

  • Perhaps these leaders need to “experience” the wrath of the state that those of us who have been separated from our families through judicial might and hateful spouses, often with the support of “religious institutions” have long experienced.

    I am hopeful to see those who have been “silent” about the holocaust of unjust divorce and its terrible consequences, by failing to take actions, getting some of what they have at least in many cases, at least tacitly, enjoyed seeing many of us crushed by. It is about time. Perhaps they will learn.

    If there are those among these signees who HAVE acted strongly and righteously and yet are still reaping what others have sewn, not that any of us have not contributed to this in our own “special” ways, may their witness change the hearts and minds of their brethren who have heretofore cared little, if any, about maliciously abandoned spouses and their children, who have become slaves of their spouses , the state and mocked, with moral certainty in many cases I know of personally, by clerics and their Churches.

    Yes, there are other issues, but the vast majority of those of us who have been victimized by malicious abandoners and who are religiously conservative christians have long stood with the rest on these other issues, as more the rule than the exception.

  • Do we know who the drafting team consisted of?

  • Whoops. I see it is listed in the link at the top.