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Bishop’s phone message praises lawmaker who backs legalized abortion, same-sex marriage

Catholic World News - November 02, 2009

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn has recorded a telephone call praising Assemblyman Vito Lopez, a state lawmaker who helped derail a bill that would have lifted the statute of limitations in clergy sex-abuse cases. Earlier this year, Assemblyman Lopez sponsored, and voted in favor of, a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in New York. In 2008-- as in previous elections-- Assemblyman Lopez was endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice New York PAC.

The recording is being phoned to every registered voter in a city council district where the candidate supported by Assemblyman Lopez is in the midst of a close election battle.

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  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Nov. 02, 2009 8:00 PM ET USA

    What's really strange, is that priests have received public censure, been demoted, or reassigned for political involvement of a much lesser degree at the hands of this bishop in this diocese. In war, you should pick the hill you want to die on, and folks, Council District 34 and "Broadway Triangle" with its two pro-abortion candidates, is not it.

  • Posted by: deacon2476427 - Nov. 02, 2009 5:38 PM ET USA

    Once again, a bishop just doesn't get it.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Nov. 02, 2009 3:14 PM ET USA

    We have to keep reminding ourselves: this is nothing new. After all, Jesus Christ picked Judas Iscariot.

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