Thursday, November 20, 2008


The decline in respect for human life has had “catastrophic effects” on the unity and integrity of the United States, which are evidenced by the presidential election, says a Vatican official.Baltimore-native Cardinal James Stafford, major penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary, affirmed this in a lecture on "Humanae Vitae" last Thursday at the Catholic University of America.

His lecture, “Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II: Being True in Body and Soul,” pointed out the need for Catholics to return to the true values of marriage and human dignity faced to the current challenges.“Because man is a sacred element of secular life,” the cardinal said, “[…] a person’s life cannot ultimately be controlled by government.”

"On Nov. 4, 2008, America suffered a cultural earthquake,” continued the cardinal. He pointed out that president-elect Barack Obama campaigned on an “extremist anti-life platform,” and described him as “aggressive, disruptive and apocalyptic.”
WASHINGTON, D.C., NOV. 19, 2008 (

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Cardinal Stafford Regarding Obama
NEW YORK, NOV. 20, 2008 ( A ZENIT article Wednesday misrepresented Cardinal James Stafford's comments on Barack Obama, reporting that the cardinal described the president-elect as "aggressive, disruptive and apocalyptic." The cardinal said Obama's "rhetoric is postmodernist and marks an agenda and ambition that are aggressive, disruptive and apocalyptic.” ZENIT regrets the error.