Catholics for Obama attempt to hide Obama’s abortion record again

Left-leaning academics at Catholic colleges and universities are heading up the Obama’s campaign’s outreach to Catholics, according to Matthew Archbold:

Among those leading the group are several pro-abortion rights politicians along with faculty members at Catholic colleges including Sister Jamie Phelps, director of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University in New Orleans; Nicholas Cafardi, a canon and civil lawyer who teaches at the Duquesne Law School in Pittsburgh; Thomas Groome of Boston College, a theologian; and Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at Catholic University of America.

Cafardi just last week took to the pages of the National Catholic Reporter to convince readers that Obama was more pro-life than Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. He didn’t mention in that piece that he would soon be publicly affiliated with the Catholics for Obama group. Presumably, that affiliation will be pointed out in future writings.

Schneck is on the board of directors of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, which was co-founded by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ director of faith-based programs, Alexia Kelley, to generate Catholic support for President Obama’s policies. Last year Schneck led a faculty effort to embarrass Republican House Speaker John Boehner, when he delivered the commencement address at The Catholic University of America. In February Schneck joined with other politically liberal Catholics in an open letter “celebrating” the “accommodation” proposed by President Obama with regard to the HHS contraceptive mandate — a compromise that the U.S. bishops have explained is entirely unacceptable to Catholics, and which has still not been written into the regulations.

Also involved in the group are pro-abortion politicians — including Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro of Connecticut, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois and Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland. DeLauro is a former head of a state affiliate of NARAL, a leading national pro-abortion group.

The outreach page for the new pro-Obama group says nothing of his pro-abortion record:


In 2008, Catholics from all walks of life and backgrounds came together to help elect Barack Obama as President of the United States. Today, we join together as Catholics who are committed to our faith and our country to endorse President Obama for re-election.

As Catholics, we believe that every human being is made in the image of God. From this we discern that, individually and as a nation, we share a moral obligation to care for one another. As the President has so passionately affirmed throughout his career. President Obama understands Catholics and our values, because he understands the importance of an active faith in pursuit of the common good.

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  • CountryBoy

    I am Catholic, and I cannot see how ANYONE can be “pro-choice” , but lets STOP being politically correct and call it what it really is “the mass murder of babies”……..

    • CSN

      Infanticide is the correct word. Abortion means untimely birth or is really supposed to be a miscarriage which is natural. Aborticide or Infanticide is the correct word, but they use the other to stem off a spark of conscience from those who might still have one.

  • Popo2

    There is no such thing as a “liberal” Catholic, nor a “pro-choice (pro-death)” Catholic. Those who espouse such views have automatically excommunicated themselves from the Church. They may as well refer to themselves as Martians, for all it matters.

  • CSN

    They are “Catholics” in name only. There is no such thing, as stated below, of a Catholic who believes in abortion, otherwise, they are automatically excommunicated for any cooperation with abortion, whether it be verbal or physical or politically. Such are the true statements of the Roman Catholic Church from the beginning. Even in the Roman Empire it was against the law to kill an unborn baby by inducing an abortion, which they knew how to do.