By Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
How weak and hypocritical is Palm Beach diocese Bishop Gerald Barbarito for refusing to respond to the conflicting claims of Democrat Congressman Patrick Murphy that while being “Pro Choice,” he is also “CATHOLIC.”
With a $FIVE million campaign war chest, the 31 year old Murphy moved into District 18 just in time to take advantage of a shameless voter fraud scheme which unseated Lt. Col Allen West in 2012. Now, Murphy is hoping Irish-Catholic given and surnames will convince gullible Catholics to vote against a great Italian American, Republican Carl Domino, a 27 year career Navy veteran of active duty service in Viet Nam and now in the Reserves. Domino’s vast experience both as an investment manager, small business employer, Florida legislator, better qualifies him for this office than the carpetbagger from Fort Lauderdale who was arrested in a South Beach episode several years ago just at Lt. Col. West was preparing to deploy into a hot war zone.
Is Murphy thinking that voters will choose him him, even though he is nothing but a poseur? How disgraceful that Bishop Barbarito and the diocese should remain silent and let Murphy get away with his deceptions.
This is pro-life month in Catholic churches. As I drove into our church parking lot yesterday morning, hundreds of pink and blue flags were waving on both sides of the entry to represent the thousands of innocent babies whose lives were snuffed out by abortion. As Catholics we are organized, solicited, warned to be pro-life; that the RIGHT TO LIFE is the one right that trumps all others. In fact, this notice appears every Sunday in our bulletin: “October is RESPECT LIFE month and is also the month of the ROSARY. THE RIGHT to LIFE TRANSCENDS ALL OTHER RIGHTS COMBINED,” as quoted from the writings of Bishop Felipe J. Estevez, St. Augustine, FL. So why are we hearing nothing from the Military Trail Diocese? Why does Bishop Barbarito remain silent, allowing Murphy to play an evil trick on District 18 voters?
Though praiseworthy, posting esoteric notices in church bulletins once a week hardly has the same effect as actual words and statements from the good Bishop. Listen to this double speak in our bulletins: “Candidate Positions on Catholic Issues…Gubernatorial race and US Representative race District 18: there is one candidate who agrees with the Catholic position on the 5 important issues and ONE WHO IS AGAINST the Catholic position. Please research. For information on where the candidates stand on important Catholic issues, you can go to the Florida Catholic Bishops website at www.flccb.or and click on the Candidate Questionnaire Project.” Huh? Does this Texas, two-step rhetoric take the place of honest, sincere words spoken aloud to everyone in hailing distance by the leader of Palm Beach Diocese Catholics? I don’t think so.
So not only is Republican Carl Domino being outspent by the special interest millions at Murphy’s disposal, Domino is not getting a fair shake because of the code of omerta from the Diocese. The forty days for Life ends just two days before this crucial mid-term election on November 4, a scant few days away. Prayer and witness sessions are being held in front of local abortion mills. But statistics quoted in our church bulletins are yet again, just so many words.
What we really need here is some face time from a Bishop who is remaining sadly silent on liberal Democrat Patrick Murphy; a politician who calls himself a Catholic while declaring “I Am Pro Choice” all over the Sunday political talk venues. Murphy entered Congress just two years ago with a personal income of his own (not his rich daddy’s) of $205,682. Today, Murphy has admitted to a staggering hike in income and net worth of $3,185,011. (1) This huge spike represents a “1,449% increase while in comparison, the American citizen’s median yearly income features a net worth DECLINE of 0.94%!” Murphy now ranks as the “102 wealthiest representative in 2012.” You can find this information at this same source in which Murphy boldly claims his religion to be “CATHOLIC.”
Murphy ads are running ad nauseam in the Treasure Coast of Florida. Many of these slick productions are gratis area Realtors. Maybe the fact that the hypocrite sits on the very powerful US House Finance committee, which puts him in direct contact with Realtors, lawyers and wealthy PACs has something to do with Murphy’s huge ad buys. You think?
So here we have a candidate openly seeking to trade on a typically Irish Catholic name, openly listing his religion as Catholic, openly saying “I am Bi-partisan, independent” while statistics clearly reveal him to have voted with Obama-Pelosi over 82% of the time, (2). And we have this same hypocrite telling all of us, “I AM PRO CHOICE.”
In November, voters must remember that Silence is Consent!
SOURCE: (1) (2) http://ballotpedia.org/Patrick_Murphy_%28Florida%29