Preserving legalized baby killing (clinically referred to as “abortion”) is the stated goal of the Democratic Party. In Massachusetts, there is a disproportionate number of politicians and politicos who are Democrats, pro-abortion, and nominally “Catholic.”

Archbishop of Boston Sean Cardinal O’Malley, In a recent and much maligned statement, drew the obvious line between the party and the “faithful” who swear fielty thereunto.

From the hellish Boston Globe:

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In his sharpest comments about the political landscape since he was installed as archbishop of Boston four years ago, O’Malley made clear that, despite his differences with the Republican Party over immigration policy, capital punishment, economic issues, and the war in Iraq, he views abortion as the most important moral issue facing policymakers.

“I think the Democratic Party, which has been in many parts of the country traditionally the party which Catholics have supported, has been extremely insensitive to the church’s position, on the gospel of life in particular, and on other moral issues,” O’Malley said.

Acknowledging that Catholic voters in Massachusetts generally support Democratic candidates who are in favor of abortion rights, O’Malley said, “I think that, at times, it borders on scandal as far as I’m concerned.”

“However, when I challenge people about this, they say, ‘Well, bishop, we’re not supporting [abortion rights],’ ” he said. “I think there’s a need for people to very actively dissociate themselves from those unacceptable positions, and I think if they did that, then the party would have to change.”

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So, anyone who associates himself with the party of death should find some new friends.

By the way, His Eminence said that such an association on the part of Catholics “borders on scandal.” A priest of my acquaintance, on hearing this, said “well, such a statement leads one to wonder what it would take to constitute actual scandal.”