Cardinal Stafford criticizes Obama as ‘aggressive, disruptive and apocalyptic’
Washington DC, Nov 17, 2008 / 02:27 pm (CNA).- Cardinal James Francis Stafford, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary of the Holy See, delivered a lecture on Thursday saying that the future under President-elect Obama will echo Jesus’ agony in Gethsemane. Criticizing Obama as “aggressive, disruptive and apocalyptic,” he went on to speak about a decline in respect for human life and the need for Catholics to return to the values of marriage and human dignity.
Commenting on the results of the recent presidential election, Cardinal Stafford said on Election Day “America suffered a cultural earthquake.” The cardinal argued that President-elect Obama had campaigned on an “extremist anti-life platform” and predicted that the near future would be a time of trial.
Catholic News Agency, November 17th, 2008
Sorry, Cardinal. you’re completely wrong. And you don’t speak for the majority of Catholics.
On a side note, how can representatives of the Catholic Church make political statements such as this and maintain their tax-exempt status? I thought there was a law…