Kathleen Kennedy-Townsend: Obama More Catholic Than Pope

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While this is the standard left-wing spin of the papal document, as exemplified by AP and Reuters’ coverage of it, the Democratic politician omitted that these three issues she names are secondary to the link that Benedict XVI made between “life ethics and social ethics, fully aware that ‘a society lacks solid foundations when, on the one hand, it asserts values such as the dignity of the person, justice and peace, but then, on the other hand, radically acts to the contrary by allowing or tolerating a variety of ways in which human life is devalued and violated, especially where it is weak or marginalized.” The pope would go on to condemn “the tragic and widespread scourge of abortion…the systematic eugenic programming of births….[and] practices… [which] foster a materialistic and mechanistic understanding of human life.”


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