Loading
Dominican cardinal slams President Obama’s new abortion policy
President Obama / Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez
President Obama / Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez

.- Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) called the decision by President Barack Obama to lift the prohibition against giving federal funds to organizations that promote abortion overseas “embarrassing for the United States.”

The cardinal said it was a “political contradiction” that the new American president “would decide to leave Iraq, where so many people have died, and now give an incentive to death in the United States and the world.”

“Mr. Barack Obama is radically mistaken, so I hope he has the time and the chance to reflect that this is not the way to begin the moral reconstruction of the United States,” he added.

“The United States,” the Archbishop of Santo Domingo said, “is not going to benefit at all from this measure, what he (Obama) is doing is bringing down the country’s morality even more.”

The cardinal said the decision would have “dramatic consequences” for the Dominican Republic, because “in our country there are many institutions dedicated to promoting abortion and killing children” that will now receive American dollars.

He called on Dominicans to work “to provide our children with healthy environments, a place where they can live in peace and that they can be welcomed by a society that can educate them.”

Organizations that promote abortion in the Dominican Republic such as “Profamilia” and “Mujer y Salud” said last week they would be requesting funding from the U.S. agencies that provide overseas assistance.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

A Look at India from Rome
A Look at India from Rome
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
Aug
1

Liturgical Calendar

August 1, 2014

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:54-58

Gospel
Date
08/01/14
07/31/14
07/30/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Jer 26: 1-9
Gospel:: Mt 13: 54-58

Saint of the Day

St. Alphonsus Liguori »

Saint
Date

Homily of the Day

Mt 13:47-53

Homily
Date
07/31/14
07/30/14
07/29/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: