The Catholic church has long walked an uneasy line in its relationship with pro-choice Democrats.Most of the time, priests and church officials are content to preach the evils of abortion and call on their parishioners to fight against it. Occasionally things get more tense. In one case, a priest refused to serve John Kerry communion for his pro-choice stance on abortion.And now one crazy-ass, better-than-thou priest is calling out his entire parish.Father Jay Scott Newman says a vote for the...Read Full Story
Statement of Monsignor Martin T. LaughlinAdministrator of the Diocese of CharlestonCHARLESTON, S.C. (November 14, 2008) - This past week, the Catholic Church’s clear, moral teaching on the evil of abortion has been pulled into the partisan political arena. The recent comments of Father Jay Scott Newman, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville, S.C., have diverted the focus from the Church’s clear position against abortion. As Administrator of the Diocese of Charleston, let me state...Read Full Story
9 November 2008Dear Friends in Christ,We the People have spoken, and the 44th President of the United States will be Barack Hussein Obama. This election ends a political process that started two years ago and which has revealed deep and bitter divisions within the United States and also within the Catholic Church in the United States. This division is sometimes called a “Culture War,” by which Voting for a pro-abortion politician when a plausible pro-life alternative exits constitutes...Read Full Story
Father Jay Scott Newman is the South Carolina priest who told his parishioners that if they voted for Barack Obama, they should repent before receiving the holy sacrament of Communion.