Pro-Abort Congresswoman speaking at Archdiocese of Los Angeles Cathedral Plaza Wednesday

Pro-Abort Congresswoman speaking at Archdiocese of Los Angeles Cathedral Plaza Wednesday

Judy Chu has a 100% approval rating from Planned Parenthood and NARAL

[“Hoisted on their own petard”; from the 2004 bishops’ statement Catholics in Political Life: “The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions”(emphasis in original)]

AUGUST 22, 2017 BY CAL-CATHOLIC DAILY

The August 23 event at the archdiocese’s Center on the Cathedral Plaza features California Representative Judy Chu, an ardent abortion supporter.

Despite communications with the California Catholic Conference of Bishops and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, it must be reported that pro-abortion Congresswoman Judy Chu is scheduled to speak at the Archdiocese Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Plaza this Wednesday. How sad that someone with 100% pro-abortion ratings from Planned Parenthood and NARAL would be given a platform on Cathedral property.

In June, Planned Parenthood executives were similarly scheduled to speak at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Cathedral Plaza of Our Lady of Angels, but when pro-life advocates brought this to the attention of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the pro-abortion event was moved to another location.

We were assured that allowing pro-abortion speakers on the Cathedral property was an oversight and that policies would be enforced to prevent such an egregious mis-use of the Cathedral Plaza from happening again. But, here we are again, just a few short weeks later.

Prior to removing the Planned Parenthood speakers from the Cathedral Plaza in June, an Archdiocesan representative issued this statement:

“The topic for the event, as well as the occupations of both speakers listed in the promotional material, stands in direct contradiction to Catholic moral doctrine and violates our policy for the use of our facilities in the ADLA handbook, which states, ‘speakers should not contradict the mission and principles of the Catholic Church, especially in the area of objective Catholic moral teaching.’ ”

Congresswoman Chu’s 100% pro-abortion voting record, endorsed by both Planned Parenthood and NARAL, surely stands in “direct contradiction to Catholic moral doctrine” and contradicts the “mission and principles of the Catholic Church”, clearly violating the ADLA policy. Yet, very sadly, there seems to be no moral will on the part of the Archdiocese to relocate this event.

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2 comments on “Pro-Abort Congresswoman speaking at Archdiocese of Los Angeles Cathedral Plaza Wednesday

  1. According to LifeSiteNews, the Archdiocese offers the lame excuse that “an outside management company [over which they seem to have no control] ran the conference center and that [thus] the event with Chu will go on”.

  2. Canon212 headlines this item as “Notorious pro-death Congresswoman Chu to speak at anti-racism Abp. Gomez’ L.A. Cathedral” [emphasia added].
    Thus, racism trumps abortion to over-ride the bishops’ and LA archdiocesan statements/policies on not giving Catholic platforms to those who act in defiance of fundamental moral principles [such as abortion] suggesting support for such actions.

    “Anti-racism” has become AmChurch’s latest cause célèbre:

    L.A.’s Catholic Archbishop Speaks Out Against ‘Racism and Nationalism Rooted in Fear’ After Charlottesville Violence

    AUGUST 20, 2017 – LOS ANGELES TIMES

    In sermons delivered this weekend, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez spoke out about the racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Va., and urged Catholics to be an “instrument of healing and unity.”

    “We are seeing in our country a new kind of racism and nationalism,” Gomez said. “It is a racism and nationalism rooted in fear.”

    Gomez said some of the fear is about “what is happening in our society,” referring to the racial tensions that have divided the country following the white supremacy rally in Charlottesville last weekend that left one person dead and several others injured.

    “Our country has become so angry and bitter, so divided — in so many different areas,” he said. “There is no place in the Church — and there is no place in American society — for racism and prejudice against people based on their race or nationality.”

    Bishops across US condemn racism after white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

    August 14, 2017 – Catholic News Agency

    With deadly violence following a rally of white supremacists this past weekend in Charlottesville, Va., bishops throughout the nation denounced racism and racist ideologies. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and domestic justice chairman Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Fla., issued a statement on Sunday condemning “the evil of racism, white supremacy and neo-nazism.” They also prayed for peaceful counter-protesters, saying that “our prayer turns today, on the Lord’s Day, to the people of Charlottesville who offered a counter example to the hate marching in the streets.”

    Catholic bishops denounced the violence but also explicitly condemned the racist ideology amidst the “Unite the Right” gathering. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia stated on Sunday that “the wave of public anger about white nationalist events in Charlottesville this weekend is well warranted.” “Racism is a poison of the soul. It’s the ugly, original sin of our country, an illness that has never fully healed. Blending it with the Nazi salute, the relic of a regime that murdered millions, compounds the obscenity,” he said.

    Bishop Martin Holley of Memphis called the racist rallies and the violence “appalling.” “May this shocking incident and display of evil ignite a commitment among all people to end the racism, violence, bigotry and hatred that we have seen too often in our nation and throughout the world,” he said.

    Other bishops on Twitter explicitly condemned racism over the weekend as well, in response to the unrest. “Racism is a grave sin rooted in pride, envy and hatred. It suffocates the soul by means of expelling from it the charity of Christ,” Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, Texas tweeted on Saturday night. “Pray for an end to the evil of racism. And pray, especially today, for its victims. Pray for justice and mercy in our nation,” Bishop James Conley of Lincoln tweeted on Saturday afternoon.

    However, Americans cannot only condemn racism in statements, but must also pray and work for a collective conversion of heart, Archbishop Chaput said. “If our anger today is just another mental virus displaced tomorrow by the next distraction or outrage we find in the media, nothing will change,” he said. “Charlottesville matters. It’s a snapshot of our public unraveling into real hatreds brutally expressed; a collapse of restraint and mutual respect now taking place across the country.”

    “If we want a different kind of country in the future, we need to start today with a conversion in our own hearts, and an insistence on the same in others,” he said. “That may sound simple. But the history of our nation and its tortured attitudes toward race proves exactly the opposite.”

    Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. also called for “soul searching” in the wake of the unrest. “We must always identify hate for what it is, but the inevitable pointing of fingers of blame after the fact only entrenches division,” he said on his blog. “We as a nation must also engage in soul searching about how it is that there is so much social unrest and violence in our communities. After years of seeing the flames of resentment and division fanned by incitement to bitterness and distrust, should we not now be actively seeking reconciliation and a return to civility?” he asked. “At this time, as Christians, as disciples of Jesus, we must redouble our efforts to bear a witness for peace and the common good,” he said.

    US bishops’ conference forms committee against racism

    August 23, 2017 – Catholic World News

    The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has formed an ad hoc committee to combat racism.

    “Recent events have exposed the extent to which the sin of racism continues to inflict our nation,” said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the USCCB president, in announcing the formation of the new group. “The establishment of this new ad hoc committee will be wholly dedicated to engaging the Church and our society to work together in unity to challenge the sin of racism, to listen to persons who are suffering under this sin, and to come together in the love of Christ to know one another as brothers and sisters.”

    Bishop George Murry, SJ, of Youngstown, Ohio, will chair the new group. The full membership has not yet been confirmed. The committee will meet soon to set its own agenda.

    Bishop Murry said that he wanted to “listen to the needs of individuals who have suffered under the sin of racism and together find solutions to this epidemic of hate that has plagued our nation for far too long.”

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