Friday, August 10, 2012

Obama presence at fundraiser not an endorsement, Archbishop Lori says

Baltimore shepherd urges Catholics to not 'get distracted' over invite

Archbishop William E. Lori
Archbishop William. E. Lori of Baltimore says Cardinal Timothy Dolan's invite to President Barack Obama to the Alfred E. Smith Foundation dinner is not an enforcement:
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, the U.S. bishops' conference president, has been criticized by some pro-life groups for continuing an election-year custom of inviting both the Democratic and Republican candidates to the comedy-oriented fundraiser for Catholic charitable causes in New York. 
While Obama appeared in 2008 alongside Senator John McCain, the 2012 invitation has disturbed some observers, who cited the president's recent efforts to force Catholic institutions to offer contraception, sterilization, and abortion-causing drugs through their health insurance plans. 
In his remarks to Lopez during the Knights of Columbus' Aug. 7–9 Supreme Convention in California, Archbishop Lori said he believed there was no “clearer voice in the United States about the sanctity of life and religious liberty than Cardinal Dolan.”
 Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

1 comment:

  1. there are things we have to do as the office demands but does not reflect our stand on moral issues...I still believe Cardinal Dolan did what was demanded by the occasion.


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