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“Regardless of what they’ve done in the past, it is unthinkable for a Catholic charity to invite the man [President Obama] seeking the destruction of religious freedom in America to a fundraising event. This sends the wrong message to pew-sitting Catholics, who are anxiously looking to our bishops to stand up and fight against this clear enemy of the Church who will be joining them for dinner.”
Michael Hichborn of the American Life League said about the implications of inviting President Obama to New York archdiocese’s Al Smith Dinner. New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan reportedly also extended an offer to Mitt Romney to attend the October event.
Read more in the Faith 2012 Quote Archives.
President Obama speaks at a campaign rally at Colorado College in Colorado Springs on Aug. 9.