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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Disgraceful! Vatican Cardinal Praises Obama's "Humble Realism" of Abortion, Compares His Thinking to St. Thomas Aquinas

"The realism of the politician recognizes evil and calls it by its name. His words go in the direction of diminishing the evil," says Cardinal George Cottier, 87, former theologian of the papal household under Pope John Paul II and Vatican adviser, has praised US President Barack Obama's "humble realism" and measured approach to abortion.

His distorted views, published in an essay in the current issue of 30 Giorni, reputedly the most widely read journal of Catholic affairs in Italy, analysed two Obama speeches - a May 17 commencement address at the University of Notre Dame and a June 4 speech to the Islamic world in Cairo.

The article, title, "The Realism of Obama," blantantly reveals Obama's hypnotic oratory skills--taking over even the sharpest of minds.

In the essay, Cardinal Cottier audaciously compared the president's approach to abortion to the thinking of St Thomas Aquinas and early Christian tradition about framing laws in a pluralistic society, the liberal National Catholic Reporter said.

The Reporter partakes in the Obama lovefest, adding confusion to the minds of its' readers by saying,
"Cardinal Cottier's essay was overwhelmingly positive, repeatedly arguing that Obama's "realism", as well as his commitment to finding "common ground", resonate with Christian tradition and the social teaching of the Catholic church.

He compared Obama's Notre Dame address to Pope Paul VI's encyclical Ecclesiam Suam, in its accent on dialogue and common ground, and to the document Dignitatis Humanae of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) on conducting the search for truth in a pluralistic society.

Christians, Cardinal Cottier wrote, "can be in agreement" with Obama's "way of framing the search for solutions."

Cardinal Cottier argued that Obama has not defended abortion as an absolute right, that he recognises the "tragic gravity" of the problem, that Obama does not defend "relativism," and that "his words move in the direction of reducing the evil" by seeking to make "the number of abortions as small as possible."

"I'm reminded of the first Christian legislators, who didn't quickly abolish the tolerant Roman laws regarding practices which didn't conform to the natural law, or which were actually contrary to it, such as concubinage and slavery," Cardinal Cottier wrote. "Change happened along a slow path, often marked by steps backward, as the Christian population increased, and, along with them, the impact of a sense of the dignity of the human person."

This comes from the same man who in February 2005, contradicted Church teaching by approving the use of of condoms to prevent AIDS.

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  • God Is Love, An Encyclical Letter of Pope Benedict XVI
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