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almsgiving XVI

By Diogenes (articles ) | Sep 11, 2004

Duquesne University president Charles Dougherty isn't the only Duke who has manifested eleemosynary delectation in the thought of a Kerry presidency. Patricia Dunham, associate professor of political science, gave $250 to the Kerry campaign on March 12. As if on cue, William Presutti, associate dean of the graduate school of business, did the same the very next day. Margaret Krasik, associate professor of law, has also given $850 to the candidate from Massachusetts.

A reprise: A Long Island chancery official and a Chicago seminary professor have donated to Hillary and the Democratic National Committee respectively; out west, a San Jose chancery official and Archbishop Levada's Catholic Charities director have directed their alms to Kerry (the latter to the tune of $25,000). Two bishops donated to a pro-life congressman, while an archbishop, 3 college presidents, a cathedral rector (Maronite), a vicar general (Atlanta), and a vocation director (Nashville) have cooperated materially in the culture of death.

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  • Posted by: - Sep. 13, 2004 8:41 PM ET USA

    Thank you Diogenes. There is almost no line to be crossed when it comes to fighting abortion. Forty million innocent babies have died and we have Cardinals, Bishops, Priests and religious donating to the culture of death. At a dinner I recently attended, another layman and I were the only 2 people out of 8 at the table to be on the side of pro life candidates. P. S . The other eight were 6 priests and 2 brothers. God help us!

  • Posted by: - Sep. 13, 2004 11:04 AM ET USA

    MiniD: I enjoy your posts. I think when it is no longer necessary. When the public forum is such that bishops and other material cooperators no longer feel that they can support abortion and call themselves Catholic, Diogenes and his hermanos will have done their job. But even then, there will be the job of maintenance.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 12, 2004 12:17 PM ET USA

    Diogenes - these postings are great! They remind me of those billboard campaigns where the names of prostitutes' "customers" are listed for all the world to see. But enlighten me (cause I don't know where to draw the line) - when does this tactic cross the line and fall under the sin of detraction?

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