Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Who Donated to the Maine Same-Sex Marriage Battle?
What Other Bishops Helped?
In Maine Same-Sex Marriage Battle
It was widely reported that the Roman Catholic diocese of Portland, Maine was a large contributor to the Question 1 campaign against same-sex marriage.
But Portland, Maine is a small diocese. How did it come up with over $500,000 for this battle? Who donated to the Maine diocese?
Among the largest donations were from other Catholic dioceses. Phoenix (Bishop Olmstead) and Philadelphia (Archbishop Rigali) gave $50,000 each. Next were Kansas City, Kansas (Archbishop Finn); St. Louis, Missouri (Archbishop Carlson); Providence, Rhode Island (Bishop Tobin), Youngstown, Ohio (Bishop Murry); and Newark, New Jersey (Archbishop Myers) – all at $10,000 each.
No record of any California diocese giving money to the Maine diocese for Question 1 appears in the Maine campaign finance filings.
Click here to see the Maine campaign contributions and expenditures for the Portland, Maine diocese.