No sooner had Barack Obama’s Catholic National Advisory Council written to Bill Donohue than Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann censured one of Obama’s National Co-Chairs, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius.
The Archbishop stated that the governor should not present herself for Holy Communion due to her long-time support of abortion rights. Gov. Sebelius’ support for abortion can be seen in her recent veto of the Comprehensive Abortion Reform Act, which indicated “the governor does not approve of legislators devoting energy to protecting children and women by making it possible to enforce existing Kansas law regarding late-term abortions.” Archbishop Naumann also pointed out that Sebelius has accepted campaign contributions from Dr. George Tiller, the notorious late-term abortionist.
It is telling that the presidential hopeful chose Gov. Sebelius to advise him on matters Catholic. For him to choose a Catholic politician who so disregards the Church’s respect for life speaks volumes about his intentions for this council.