Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Catholic Bloggers on Senator Kerry & the Election - A Roundup
Posted by Christopher Blosser at
Catholic Kerry Watch would be certainly remiss if we didn't acknowledge the works of our blogging neighbors -- here is a roundup of recent posts that caught my attention:
Tom of Disputations posts his email correspondence with Archbishop Chaput on the difference between abortion and war as moral evils.
And, with a citation from Senator Kerry's speech at NARAL celebration honoring the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Tom of Disputations also shreds the KerryCatholic notion that Kerry is "personally opposed to abortion rights but is upholding the law of the land."
Mark Brumley, president of Ignatius Press, on why "Some Political Issues Should Be More Important Than Others for Catholics".
Faith is Always Private, Except When It Isn't, In Which Case Refer to JFK", Carl Olson fisks Kerry's third debate 'Cuomo Defense.' IgnatiusInsight, Oct. 14, 2004.
Fr. Rob Johansen criticizes Ohio Dominican University for "Giving The Platform To Your Enemies" by hosting anti-Catholic columnist Ellen Goodman as the premier event of it's 2004-2005 "Presidential Lecture Series".
Domenico Bettinelli critiques a new website called the "Catholic Voting Project" and why he disagrees with their tactic -- like that of the USCCB's presidential questionairre -- of "making all issues equal."
Thomas Galvin ( The Galvin Opinion) notices the discrepancy between Christopher Reeve's admission that "embryonic stem cells are . . . not able to do much about chronic injuries" and John Edward's promise to a Newton High School audience that: "When John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going to get up out of that wheelchair and walk again."
Just Bein' Frank takes a look at Kerry "on abortion, litmus tests, and religious tests" and notes that Kerry's religious intolerance toward those who oppose Roe vs. Wade would "[effectively exclude] all serious Christians, Orthodox Jews, and Muslims from the bench."
Christine at Laudem Gloriae responds to Notre Dame professor M. Cathleen Kaveny's Wall Street Journal op-ed diatribe against "rambo Catholics" who she accuses of "trying to bully their fellow American Catholics into voting for George Bush."
The Mighty Barrister critiques Rev. Lawrence Hummer's sermon at a specially arranged Mass which Senator Kerry recently attended, and notes Kerry's fondness from quoting from a Protestant version of the Bible.
And as this election focuses Catholics' attention on the "life issues", Fidelis posts a recent editorial by Father John Fongemie FSSP, chaplain to Canberra's Latin Mass community, addressing "two interrelated matters I have put on the backburner for too long: organ donation and so-called "brain death" -- a controversy "not only ignored by the anti-life media, it is hardly prominent among pro-lifers themselves, even though the secular definition of what constitutes death . . . should be a frontline issue for all upholders of the Fifth Commandment.").
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Catholics in Political Life and the Reception of Holy Communion, from Archbishop Donoghue (Atlanta, GA),
Bishop Baker (Charleston, SC) and Bishop Jugis (Charlotte, NC). August 4, 2004
Catholics in Political Life U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. June 7, 2004.
Catholic Politicians and Bishops. By Most Rev. Raymond L. Burke, Archbishop of St. Louis. America June 21-28, 2004.
A Time For Honesty, Pastoral Statement by The Most Reverend John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark. May 5, 2004.
Why Communion Could Be Denied to Anti-Life Legislators. Interview with Father Thomas Williams, dean of the School of Theology of the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum.
Why Don't Catholic Politicians Practice What the Catholic Church Preaches?, by Judie Brown. Washington Dispatch April 19, 2004.
How to tell a Duck from a Fox: Thinking with the Church as we look toward November, by Archbishop Chaput. Denver Catholic Register April 14, 2004.
On the Dignity of Human Life and Civic Responsibility, a Pastoral Letter by La Crosse Bishop Raymond L. Burke.
Blood On Their Hands: Exposing Pro-abortion Catholic Politicians, by Mark Stricherz. Crisis May 2003.
The Failure of Catholic Political Leadership, by Robert P. George & William E. Saunders. Crisis 18, No. 4 (April 2000).
Denying Holy Communion: A Case History, by Bishop Emeritus Rene Henry Gracida. [PDF Format].
Ten questions regarding the denial of the Eucharist, by Barbara Kralis.
John Kerry, Abortion and the Catholic Church
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John Courtney Murray and the 'Liberal Catholic' Justification of Abortion Investigative report by Christopher Blosser. August 30, 2004.
"Please answer the question, Senator Kerry", The Mighty Barrister. August 2, 2004.
You wouldn't even ask. Fr. Pavone (Priests for Life). July 2004.
Kerry isn't making abortion stand clear, by Raymond J. Keating. Newsday July 27, 2004.
Senator Kerry May Be Human . . . But is He a , Catholic Kerry Watch. July 23, 2004.
Person? Kerry's Catholic Problem, by Brent Bozell. July 7, 2004.
The Body Politic and the Body of Christ: Candidates, Communion and the Catholic Church. Debate btw/ Thomas J. Reese, S.J. and George Weigel. June 23, 2004.
The Kerry challenge, by George Weigel. May 5, 2004.
Rites and Wrongs: Why John Kerry should not take communion, by Philip F. Lawler. Wall Street Journal April 30, 2004.
John Kerry's Catholic Problem", by Cal Thomas. April 26, 2004.
Kerry Distorting Catholic Doctrine. Newsmax.com interviews George Weigel. April 16, 2004.
"Personally Opposed, Butâ¦" Five Pro-Abortion Dodges, by Todd M. Aglialoro. Crisis April 1, 2004.
On Embryonic Stem-Cell Research
Reagan vs. Reagan and The Stem-Cell Cover-Up, Catholic Kerry Watch, August 14, 2004.
Senator Kerry dismisses religious convictions as "ideology"Â Catholic Kerry Watch. August 9, 2004.
Ron Reagan & Functionalism, Revisited, Catholic Kerry Watch. July 29, 2004.
Out of Touch, by Michael Fumento. Refuting Kerry's claims on the use of embryonic stem cells. Citizen Magazine August 2004.
Stem Cell Defection, by Ramesh Ponnuru. National Review August 16, 2004.
Stem Cell Research: Fact Sheets, Letters to Congress and Articles from the USCCB.
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