Boston’s Cardinal O’Malley raps Democratic stands
The continued support that Catholic voters have given to politician who support legal abortion “borders on scandal,” Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley said in an interview with the Boston Globe.
Cardinal O’Malley criticized the Democratic party for its stands on issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage, and expressed his impatience with the voters of Massachusetts who have continued to elect Democratic political candidates.
While he indicated reservations about the Republican party’s approach to other issues such as immigration and capital punishment, the cardinal said that abortion is the key moral issue facing Catholic voters. The increasingly rigid pro-abortion stand of the Democratic party, he said, “is a very serious problem, particularly in a state like Massachusetts, where it is so heavily Democrat.”
Although Catholics have traditionally voted heavily in favor of Democratic candidates, Cardinal O’Malley said that the party had become “extremely insensitive to the Church’s position, on the Gospel of Life in particular, and on other moral issues.” That stand will change, the cardinal told the Globe, only when Catholic voters break with their current habits and refuse to support candidates whose stands are irreconcilable with Church teaching.