By Diogenes (articles ) | Aug 07, 2004
Retired Maronite Catholic Archbishop Francis Zayek donated to Senator Kerry, and current Maronite cathedral rector Father Abdallah E. Zaidan-- who is also the American superior of the Congregation of Maronite Lebanese Missionaries-- has given $1,250 to congressmen renowned for their support of abortion and homosexuality.
Other prominent Maronite clerics, however, have directed their alms to a Maronite pro-life congressman. Bishop John Chedid, the retired shepherd of the Los Angeles Maronite eparchy, has given $500 to Illinois Rep. Ray Lahood. And Bishop Stephen Doueihi, who succeeded Archbishop Zayek as shepherd of the Brooklyn Maronite eparchy, has given $2,750 to Lahood since 1997.
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