Sunday, March 8, 2009

Providence Diocese Slams Catholics United / Sebelius

The Rhode Island Catholic, official paper of the Diocese of Providence, published an unsigned editorial March 6 opposing the nomination of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Noting all the right reasons, they take time to address the support of Sebelius by Catholics United:
Not surprisingly she has garnered the support of the radical abortion lobby and also Catholics United who claim that she “has made clear that she agrees with church teaching that abortion is wrong and has lived and acted according to that belief. As governor, she has worked to reduce the number of abortions by supporting expanded prenatal care and adoption incentives, expanding health services for Kansas families, and providing a variety of support services for families.” Catholics United is not an official Catholic group but rather a group of liberal Catholics formed to provide cover for pro-abortion policymakers such as President Obama under the guise of promoting “social justice and the common good.”

Despite the dubious recommendation by groups such as Planned Parenthood and Catholics United, Gov. Sebelius was both privately and publicly challenged by Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City for her support of radical pro-abortion policies. Citing her “30 year history of advocating and acting in support of legalized abortion” the Archbishop asked the governor to refrain from receiving Communion until she disavows her support of the “serious moral evil” of abortion. She has refused to do so and has continued to be steadfast in her strong support of abortion.

It is good to see more diocesan newspapers are catching on to the truth about Catholics United. The RI Catholic continues:
We strongly oppose the nomination of Gov. Sebelius because of her long history of supporting the culture of death and her avowed support of abortion. The Senate has a chance to reject the radical pro-abortion policies of Gov. Sebelius and President Obama by voting against her confirmation as the Secretary of HHS. We urge them to stand against the culture of death and reject Gov. Sebelius. We remind President Obama, Gov. Sebelius and Catholics United of the prophetic words of the late Pope John Paul II: “A nation that kills its own children is a nation without hope.”