CLF Executive Director Jennifer Kimball responds to "Catholics United"

Posted: July 17, 2008
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NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release-July 17, 2008
Contact: Colleen Donahue 
Telephone: 202.289.2500   
E-mail: colleen@culture-of-life.org

Website: www.culture-of-life.org

 

Culture of Life Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Kimball responds to the effort by “Catholics United” to mislead Catholic voters on the fundamental social teachings of the Church.

 

Washington, D.C.--July 17, 2008

 “Today’s headlines claiming “Catholic Activists” are calling for McCain’s campaign to remove Deal Hudson, a volunteer on the Catholics for McCain Committee, from their outreach by citing a personal matter well over a decade passed is anything other than Catholic.  It is un-Christian and is an effort designed to lead Catholics away from the social teachings of the Church and ultimately from an informed vote on fundamental issues such as the inviolability of human life.

“Today’s headlines claiming “Catholic Activists” are calling for McCain’s campaign to remove Deal Hudson, a volunteer on the Catholics for McCain Committee, from their outreach by citing a personal matter well over a decade passed is anything other than Catholic.  It is un-Christian and is an effort designed to lead Catholics away from the social teachings of the Church and ultimately from an informed vote on fundamental issues such as the inviolability of human life.

 

The group “Catholics United,” led by Chris Korzen and James Salt, who have worked as Democratic Party operatives, is an organization which claims to be in line with Catholic Social Teaching on issues such as environment, the death penalty, war, poverty and health care.  What they are not in line with as regards the teachings of the Church however are the most fundamental, the right to life and the inviolable dignity of the human person.

 

While this organization sets out to attack “pro-life organizations” - and indeed Catholic organizations that strive to promote the fullness of Catholic Social teaching in our culture today such as Inside Catholic run by Deal Hudson and The National Catholic Prayer Breakfast chaired by several Catholic pro-life advocates - as partisan activists, they cater to the left and support those baptized members of the Church who call themselves faithful Catholics while voting to kill innocent human lives.

 

To all of the Catholic voters out there, know the social teachings of your Catholic Faith and you won’t be duped by a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”