Cardinal Timothy Dolan lamented that the Democratic party has slammed the door on Catholics by opposing religious education and any pro-life stance.
Dolan, the archbishop of New York, made the remarks in a Thursday op-ed entitled “The Democrats Abandon Catholics,” published in the Wall Street Journal with the subheading, “If you value religious education or life’s sanctity, you’re not welcome in the party.”
The Democratic Party once courted the Catholic vote and, according to Democrats for Life, one-in-three Democrats is pro-life, but Dolan asserts that the national party has completely alienated and worked against any candidate who holds a pro-life stance or supports the rights of religious schools.
“I’m a pastor, not a politician, and I’ve certainly had spats and disappointments with politicians from both of America’s leading parties,” Dolan wrote. “But it saddens me, and weakens the democracy millions of Americans cherish, when the party that once embraced Catholics now slams the door on us.”
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