Archbishop Raymond Burke, head of the papal courts, said . . . that Catholics who voted for President Barack Obama and knew of his pro-abortion position were engaging in "a form of cooperation" with evil.
UPDATE 6/2/09: Obama advisor, Pepperdine's Douglas Kmiec, chides archbishops
UPDATE 3/27/09: Archbishop Burke explains further
-- From "Vatican Offical Says Catholics Who Voted for Obama Cooperated With Evil" by Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer CNSNews.com 3/25/09
In an interview in Rome with Catholic activist Randall Terry, Archbishop Raymond Burke said . . . If a Catholic knew that abortion was gravely sinful and that Obama wanted to make abortion more available and voted for him, that Catholic “cooperated” and bears a responsibility for the consequences. . .
Terry, who founded Operation Rescue and now heads the Society for Truth and Justice, traveled to Rome in February to talk to high-ranking Church leaders about a range of topics, including “renegade” U.S. bishops. These are bishops, said Terry, whose actions or inactions resulted in the election of Obama, as well as those bishops who disobey Church law by serving Holy Communion to pro-abortion Catholic politicians like Vice President Joe Biden.
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