By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

BOSTON, November 21, 2007 ( – Most elected officials in the Massachusetts Democratic Party are ignoring Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s recent denunciation of their pro-abortion position.

O’Malley, who is the Catholic Archbishop of Boston, said in an interview with the Boston Globe on November 15th that “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.”

“I think that, at times, it borders on scandal as far as I’m concerned,” he said, when asked about Catholics who vote for pro-abortion politicians.

“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.”

O’Malley’s comments followed the release of a new document by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which gives priority to abortion and other human life issues in politics, warning Catholics who ignore such issues that their souls may be in danger (see previous LifeSiteNews coverage at:…”>…

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