Monday, July 21, 2008

The Catholic Standard touts Governor O'Malley's Catholicism

Well, the good folks at the Catholic Standard (July 17, 2008, page 4) have once again shown that the Archdiocese of DC will do whatever they can to "curry-favor" with pro-abortion, pro-homosexual marriage politicians, when it comes to something they want. I call it the "Cardinal McCarrick" School of Thought.*

Let's take a look at their latest article (print only) entitled: Baltimore auxiliary bishop joins Maryland death penalty commission. In it, they state that:

The commission includes 13 members appointed by Maryland's Catholic governor and represents a diversity of views.

Suddenly, we can point out that he is Catholic and that his opposition to the death penalty shows that Catholics are united against this. Yet, I don't seem to remember a time when they point out that Catholic O'Malley is pro-abortion and pro-homosexual marriage in a regular article.

Do you?

*http://www.restore-dc-catholicism.com/ McCarrick Watch section


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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

When I met with Mike Kelly during the discussions concerning closing the Consortium Catholic Schools (he represented himself as the CEO of the Archdiocese at this meeting).It was mentioned that in a Fall'07 issue of the Catholic Standard it was stated that the Archbishop only wanted 6 regional Catholic schools in lower Montgomery County, as opposed to the 14 that currently exist. Mike Kelly laughed and said that I must be the only one that reads the Catholic Standard. He said that no one else had caught that. Well, it appears that at least 2 of us read the Catholic Standard and read between the lines.

A WASHINGTONDC CATHOLIC said...

Like I have said, and I really hate to say it, they are trying to pull these things off very fast, not allowing parents and the parishes time to react, so that they consolidate.

The Archbishop is a consolidator. Southern Maryland is next!

dudleysharp said...

Catholic and other Christian References: Support for the Death Penalty
Dudley Sharp, Justice Matters, contact info below
 
Religious positions in favor of capital punishment are neither necessary not needed to justify that sanction. However, the biblical and theological record is very supportive of the death penalty.
 
Many of the current religious campaigns against the death penalty reflect a fairly standard anti death penalty message, routed in secular arguments. When they do address  religious issues, they often neglect solid theological foundations, choosing, instead, select biblical sound bites which do not impact the solid basis of death penalty support.

The strength of the biblical, theological and traditional support for the death penalty is, partially, revealed, below.
 
Some references:
 
(1)"The Death Penalty", Chapter XXVI, 187. The death penalty, from the book Iota Unum, by Romano Amerio, 
 
Thoughtful deconstruction of current Roman Catholic teaching on capital punishment by a faithful Catholic Vatican insider and expert theologian.
 
http://www.domid.blogspot.com/2007/05/amerio-on-capital-punishment.html
titled "Amerio on capital punishment "Friday, May 25, 2007 
 
 (2)  "Catholic and other Christian References: Support for the Death Penalty", at http://www.homicidesurvivors.com/2006/10/12/catholic-and-other-christian-references-support-for-the-death-penalty.aspx

 
 (3)  "Capital Punishment: A Catholic Perspective", by Emmanuel Valenza (Br. Augustine) at
http://www.sspx.org/against_the_sound_bites/capital_punishment.htm
 
 
(4) "The Purpose of Punishment (in the Catholic tradition)", by R. Michael Dunningan, J.D., J.C.L., CHRISTIFIDELIS, Vol.21,No.4, sept 14, 200
http://www.st-joseph-foundation.org/newsletter/lead.php?document=2003/21-4
 

(5) "MOST CATHOLICS OPPOSE CAPITAL PUNISHMENT?", KARL KEATING'S E-LETTER, Catholic Answers, March 2, 2004
http://www.catholic.com/newsletters/kke_040302.asp
 
 
(6) "THOUGHTS ON THE BISHOPS' MEETING: NOWADAYS, VOTERS IGNORE BISHOPS" , KARL KEATING'S E-LETTER, Catholic Answers,, Nov. 22, 2005
http://www.catholic.com/newsletters/kke_051122.asp


(7) "God’s Justice and Ours" by Antonin Scalia, First Things, 5/2002
http://www.firstthings.com/article.php3?id_article=2022

 
(8)  "A Seamless Garment In a Sinful World" by John R. Connery, S. J., America, 7/14/84, p 5-8).
 

(9) "The Death Penalty", by Solange Strong Hertz at
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/HOMEPAGES/REMNANT/death2.htm
 

(10) "Capital Punishment: What the Bible Says", Dr. Lloyd R. Bailey, Abingdon Press, 1987. The definitive biblical review of the death penalty.

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70% of Catholics supported the death penalty as of May, 2oo5, Gallup Poll, Moral Values and Beliefs. The May 2-5, 2005 poll also found that 74% of Americans  favor the death penalty for murderers, while 23% oppose.

copyright 1999-2008 Dudley Sharp
Permission for distribution of this document, in whole or in part,  is approved with proper attribution.

Dudley Sharp, Justice Matters
e-mail  sharpjfa@aol.com,  713-622-5491,
Houston, Texas
 
Mr. Sharp has appeared on ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, FOX, NBC, NPR, PBS , VOA and many other TV and radio networks, on such programs as Nightline, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, The O'Reilly Factor, etc., has been quoted in newspapers throughout the world and is a published author.
 
A former opponent of capital punishment, he has written and granted interviews about, testified on and debated the subject of the death penalty, extensively and internationally.
 
Pro death penalty sites 

homicidesurvivors(dot)com/categories/Dudley%20Sharp%20-%20Justice%20Matters.aspx

www(dot)dpinfo.com
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