Nicholas DiMarzio, the Catholic bishop of the diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., says that in his zealous support for abortion, President Barack Obama has used his position not to help mothers and children in difficult circumstances but instead has been an advocate for that which “is shameful and criminal in the eyes of Almighty God.” In his column for the diocesan newspaper The Tablet, entitled “Deeper Into the Culture of Death,” Bishop DiMarzio praises Abraham Lincoln, the abolition of slavery, , and notes how far the nation has come in electing Obama as president.
Comments: This is one of the worse condemnations of Barack Hussein 0bama that I have read in a very long time. It´s long overdue.
The Bishop speaks the truth, #5, and knows that in the end, only one vote matters. It is a shame that more members of the clergy, particularly those in position of leadership, don´t exhibit his moral courage...
Yes #6. Unfortunately, Obama´s clear undeniable stance on even the most extreme forms of abortion were known BEFORE he became President. Everyone pretty much was silent. He has been at the head table of every Alfred E. Smith dinner - absolutely blasphemous. May many other Catholic leaders join you publicly and boldly.
I personally believe that the Church must accept responsibility for the role it played in allowing Catholic politicians to get away with their pro-abortion stance. If Teddy K, Cuomo, et al were excommunicated decades ago this issue might be moot. It was this same cowardice that allowed abuser-priests to get away with their crimes. Bishop DeMarzio´s statement is 40 years overdue.
Tragically, the priests who sexually abused and the bishops who covered up for them could both be said to have done ´what is shameful and criminal in the eyes of Almighty God.´ In the eyes of secularists (and even jaded Catholics) the Church squandered whatever moral authority she might once have had to accuse anybody else of sin.
Bishops like Dolan, DiMarzzio, and Chaput must remain steadfast in prophetic witness against the evils Obama is inflicting on America and the world. But they should anticipate that it will bring them widespread ridicule, and charges of hypocrisy.
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The Architect, 2/7/2013 11:23:01 AM (No. 9163592)
I´m still trying to understand why Cuomo, Pelosi, McCarthy, Sebelius, etc. have not been excommunicated yet. They all advocate the murder of the innocent unborn, about to be born and sadly in some cases recently born. They are evil incarnate. I am a practicing Catholic and am ashamed that my Church has not taken a stronger stand on this. I was hopeful when the Pope named Dolan the head of the Church in America, but I´m still waiting for him to take a stronger stand. In this case, there is no grey area. You are either on the side of God or the side of Satan.
Not everything relating to one´s status vis-a-vis the Church requires any public action or announcement. There are many reasons their respective bishops might have for not saying anything.
But if I get a chance to ask SF´s retired archbishop what ever came of his effort to bring Pelosi back into line regarding what the Church teaches about when life begins, I will. His response (or lack of response) could be illuminating.
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