“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine providence. It is a trial which the whole Church… must take up.” Karol Cardinal Wotyla (Sept. 1976)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Obama Picked Biden to Help with Catholic Voters…

… but is he truly Catholic to the point where he will be seen as one of our own?:

From OntheIssues.org

Q: Do you believe that life begins at conception?
Sen. Biden: I am prepared to accept my church's view. I think it's a tough one. I have to accept that on faith. That's why the late-term abortion ban, where there's clearly viability.

So the Senator from Delaware says he is prepared to accept his Church’s view of life starting at conception, but then tries to prove this support by saying I don’t support partial-birth (notice he did not even use this name) abortion that happens in the last stages in pregnancy. A procedure so horrific, that pro-choice Daniel Patrick Moynihan called it "infanticide". You are really a Profile in Courage, Joe.

Even his answer is politician-in-a-can. He is "prepared to accept it." Meaning he has not yet accepted it and has an out after the interview.

In Dec. of 2006, the National Right to Life gave Senator Biden a 0% (Zero Percent) rating in regard to being pro-life.

Jacques Berlinerblau in the Washington Post does a nice job pointing out how a strategy of trying to gain Catholic votes with a Catholic politician whose pro-abortion view is against their Church to begin with is futile and has more problems than it is worth:

"Biden is a Catholic. He is reliably liberal. He is reliably pro-Choice. But nothing I have seen in the general election indicates that Obama has difficulties with reliably liberal, pro-Choice Catholics.

But--note this--there is reason to believe that pro-Choice Catholic politicians can have tremendous difficulties with the Church. These difficulties can become debilitating distractions. The case study here was the candidacy of John Kerry in 2004. As I have noted elsewhere, the "communion denial" stories that trailed him from archdiocese to archdiocese for months mired his campaign in awful publicity.

It's hard, I would surmise, to claim to religious Americans that you share their esteem for the importance of faith when a representative of your own Church is criticizing you at every campaign stop. Although he didn't hang around for long, Rudy Giuliani found himself dogged by the same storyline this past fall.

In terms of getting a faith-based edge, Obama could certainly find a better sidekick than Joe Biden."

Bishop Michael Saltarelli of Wilmington, Delaware, issued the following statements:

"No one today would accept this statement from any public servant: 'I am personally opposed to human slavery and racism but will not impose my personal conviction in the legislative arena.' Likewise, none of us should accept this statement from any public servant: "I am personally opposed to abortion but will not impose my personal conviction in the legislative arena."

"The promotion of abortion by any Catholic is a grave and serious matter. Objectively, according to the constant teaching of the Scriptures and the Church, it would be more spiritually beneficial for such a person to refrain from receiving the Body and Blood of Christ. I ask Catholics in this position to have the integrity to respect the Eucharist, Catholic teaching and the Catholic faithful."

There should be no doubt as to which specific, hometown soul Bishop Saltarelli was speaking to.


cg said...

So, they both take us for simpleton's now, do they?

Senator Obama, you're as Christian as Mr Biden is Catholic--referring to yourselves as Americans is equally ludicrous. We know what you're selling but we're not interested in buying. You both advocate murder, sodomy and Godlessness.

That you can smile in the face of your 'values' is as repulsive as it is chilling.

Alycin said...

I understand your outrage but non-Christian Americans are still Americans.

And all it takes to be able to call yourself an American is citizenship.

cg said...

True, but we know that being truly Catholic and being truly American encompasses much, much more than what these two have to offer.

If you read the quotes of our Founders, you'll find that their values were far more right, than left (Maritime Sentry has some good ones)--ironically, even those Founders who weren't Christian, appeared more so than the likes of these two.

Just disgraceful.