Friday, May 07, 2004

D.C. Cardinal's Comment Spurs Ad Campaign

From D.C. cardinal's comment spurs ad campaign - (United Press International):

"The American Life League launched an ad campaign Thursday aimed at Catholic leaders who will not bar pro-abortion rights politicians from taking communion.

The group says its first ad is a response to Washington Theodore Cardinal McCarrick's recent statement that he was not yet 'comfortable' denying the right to participate in the Holy Sacraments to pro-abortion rights political leaders like Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass.

'Pope John Paul II has made clear that 'in cases of outward conduct which is seriously, clearly and steadfastly contrary to the moral norm,' Catholics should not receive Holy Communion,' League President Judie Brown said. 'It is not a question of the cardinal feeling 'comfortable.' It is a question of doing what is right.'

A spokesman for the league said the full-page ads would appear in the Washington, D.C.-area and in in several national publications."