When asked by CNSNews.com whether he agreed with Cardinal Rigali that the bill funds abortion and should be amended to explicitly prohibit abortion funding, Cardindal Mahony said: “This is way beyond my field. My field is immigration. I really haven’t kept up on that, and I spend all my time on this other. You have to get somebody who spends time on that.” [reference]
Silly Cardinal, he was suppose to say it was “Above my paygrade.” Though you would think that if something is above your field of expertise that you might want to default to what Cardinal Rigali said speaking for the Bishop’s conference. If the bill funds abortion for illegal immigrants does it fit into his field of expertise? Plus I can understand how busy the Cardinal is with leading protests at all those abortion clinics in L.A. and being the visible leader for the pro-life cause in his diocese. Oh wait his time must be involved in something else. Possibly it is the time he has spent persuading all of his pro-aboriton friends in the government. Well maybe not. Possibly it is in supervising those seminaries busting with new seminarians. Oh wait. Oh well I am sure he is doing something. Surely covering up sex abuse takes time.
When asked whether he believed abortion should be funded under the bill, Cardinal Mahony said: “No, but that’s what the president said, too, so.”
And we know how truthful the President is when it comes to abortion. After the USCCB said the bill would fund abortion, the president said it wouldn’t – all without any changes to the bill. And of course the latest Baucus Health Care bill does not change the situation.
Cheer up, less than a year and a half until he has to submit retirement.