Posted by: Jayme | December 11, 2008

Catholic Politicians, “Dirty” Money, and What You Can Do About It

I was saddened but not surprised to read Catholic Politicians Funded by Abortion Lobby on InsideCatholic.com this morning.  It does not seem like much of a stretch for those who politically advocates of abortion to accept donations from abortion-promoting organizations like “Planned Parenthood, Emily’s List, NOW, and NARAL Pro-Choice America.”  No, it doesn’t seem like much of a stretch – even if those politicians are Catholic.  That still does not make it right.

As distressing as this is, I thought, there is nothing I can do about it.  This article showed me I was not entirely correct.  There is a little something that you and I can do about it. We can sign the petition on OneNationUnderGod.com.  At that site you can see how much money each Catholic Senator and Representative has received from abortion advocacy groups.

This petition will be sent to the USCCB’s president, Francis Cardinal George, “to call upon all Catholic politicians to no longer accept campaign donations from pro-abortion groups.”  As Cardinal George has already issued a strong warning that Catholic politicians who vote for the Freedom of Choice Act could face automatic excommunication, he has shown how seriously he takes this issue.    It’s time for all of us to do the same, and show the Cardinal that we support him in this.

As Deal Hudson said in the InsideCatholic.com article, (emphasis mine)

It should come as no surprise that the vast majority of Catholics in Congress have abysmal voting records on the life issues. When a Catholic accepts a campaign contribution from NARAL or Planned Parenthood, he or she is declaring an intention to support their pro-abortion policies. With the Freedom of Choice Act looming on the horizon, you can bet these groups are looking for a return on their investment.

I’d like to add that signing this petition certainly seems like a small matter, but as Christ said in the Parable of the Talents, “Well done good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.”  (Matthew 25, RSV-CE)

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