New Pope Opposed Kerry in 2004 While Turning Back on Bush's Policies
Denouncing political candidates is one thing, but lets be fair about it. Bush and the majority in the Republican Party support the death penalty and pressed the US into a preventable war in Iraq, both actions opposed by the church. Where was the moral outcry from Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger then? Are Bush supporting Catholics equally guilty of "formal cooperation in evil" by voting for Bush?
I find it questionable for the pillar of God's moral authority here on earth to publicly condemn Kerry for supporting a womans right to choose, while giving Bush and the Republicans a pass on equally important life and death issues. If your mission is to stand up against relativism then do it across the board. Cherry picking one issue is hypocrisy at it's worst. -IFK Editor
New pope intervened against Kerry in US 2004 election campaign
German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the Vatican theologian who was elected Pope Benedict XVI, intervened in the 2004 US election campaign ordering bishops to deny communion to abortion rights supporters including presidential candidate John Kerry.