Dear Editor: Each church should name Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Prayer of the Faithful and also name the members of the legislature in their community (“Let Us Not Judge, Let Us Pray For Governor Cuomo,” Feb. 2). However, some of our clergy are so far out Democrats that they will praise him.
I agree with Bishop DiMarzio concerning the excommunication – he will use it as a Red Badge of Courage and some of the so-called “Catholics” will applaud his contumely bow down to their political pals.
Dear Editor: I am not judging Cuomo and concede that it is solely the right of God to do so. However, the doctrine of our Church is very clear and it is the responsibility of the Church leaders to make it clear. Excommunication is not condemnation. The Church hierarchy has a responsibility to attest to the truth.
JOHN P. BLANCHER
Dear Editor: Faithfulness trusts God the Almighty that He will act. History shows it to those that watch closely. He will bless and punish to some degree.
Pray for the foolish that they will survive His chastisement and learn as you and I also desire to survive our chastisements. Repent those that still have life, to do so.
Dear Editor: I am for excommunication and perhaps Governor Cuomo will think over the gravity of his actions and repent. That’s my prayer. As for participating in the St. Patrick’s Parade, he should not be invited to be part of it. I would like to know who decides for the excommunication, the pope or Cardinal Dolan?
DEACON DANTE COLANDREA
Dear Editor: Excommunication should not be the result of popular opinion. The Governor will have to stand before God in the end. However, I believe if each and every Catholic in New York State is urged to write to him individually expressing their disappointment and outrage, it may make a difference in how he sees himself before his brother and sister Catholics. I have already written to him.
Dear Editor: How many times in just the past six months has Andrew Cuomo exhibited hostility toward the Catholic Church and its teachings?
His celebration – lighting the World Trade Center in pink – and signing the death sentence for more babies than before, isn’t that a basis for excommunication?
Andrew Cuomo has not been a good Catholic– and that is not a secret. He is very proud of his record and says as governor he is not an instrument of the Catholic Church. He has separated what he was when he was baptized to what he has become to represent the Democratic Party.
I am not judging him… I do not have to. He has signed his name on this heinous law… infanticide is now legal in NY State, and he openly boasted during the Kavanaugh hearings that New York will always be a safe place for women to choose. He has succeeded in that goal thanks to him and the Democratic majority now in Albany. No doubt, there are more Catholics who passed this law last week. Andrew Cuomo is a disgrace to his Italian heritage and you can add Governor (Gina) Raimondo from Rhode Island to the sorry list.
God help the unborn here in New York…they are being thrown out with the trash.
CINDY P. ZUNIGA
Dear Editor: When are Catholic leaders going to excommunicate Democratic Gov. Cuomo from the Catholic Church? On Jan. 23, Gov. Cuomo first helped push this law, and then signed the “Reproductive Health Act” allowing abortions after 24 weeks. The act, also removed abortion from the criminal code, allowing anyone to perform the procedure.
Gov. Cuomo celebrated and touted his signing a bill that is the most liberal abortion law in the entire country. Cuomo encourages his supporters to break God’s fifth commandment “Thou shall not kill”. Our priest’s sermons from the pulpits on Sunday, no longer mention God’s Ten Commandments. Why not?
Why are my Catholic leaders still siding with the Democratic Party? The Catholic Church have had a long relationship with the Democratic party. The needs of poor and middle-class children in Catholic schools and the right to life of the baby in the womb has been rejected by the party of my parents and grandparents. Current democrats should listen and reject the absolute hatred coming from the “Party of Hate’ towards President Trump, his wife and child.
The Democratic party is pro-choice and for Planned Parenthood who kill thousands of babies every single day. It is time for Catholic leaders to tell Catholics to leave the Democratic Party!
Dear Editor: I find it hard to believe that our bishops haven’t called out Cuomo publicly in the harshest terms. The most they can say is that they’re “saddened” and to pray for him?
Yes, we should always pray for the conversion of sinners, but our Church leaders are giving Cuomo a small slap on the wrist. He is promoting the murder of babies and laughing about it. To see Cuomo and his cohorts cheering and applauding this modern-day holocaust is sickening. Jesus said “Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice” and in this case, the anger of the faithful is justified.
Dear Editor: Ambiguities appear all of the time – they are “signs” of our times.
Opinions count, to be sure, but the difference between right and wrong has to take first place.
Governor Cuomo should be excommunicated until he is truly sorry for the “wrong” he has foisted on New Yorkers and on all Americans. Let us pray for him and his salvation.
The Declaration of Independence is the foundational document of the U.S.A. A Constitutional Amendment is now needed to define that life for all begins at conception.
There will be a “fight”– get ready, we’re going to win – God is with us “all the way.”
Dear Editor: Although I registered as a Democrat soon after gaining citizenship two decades ago, I have stopped voting for them after I realized the demonic agenda they push which is benignly labeled “choice.”
When I tried to join the pro-life ranks, my mother told me, “You are getting involved in the battle of principalities,” implicitly warning of repercussions from the enemy. Yeah, sure. But what surprised me was that the attacks frequently came from what you think is your own ranks. I am feeling so betrayed that now, the sheep seem to be leading the fight against attacking wolves.
Dear Editor: Why our church is so silent about the abortion holocaust and – in view of Cuomo’s radical, barbaric RHA – why has he not been excommunicated?
Divorced, living with his live-in girlfriend since 2011, and now pushing this evil RHA. Why?
Canon law 1398 provides that, “a person who procures a successful abortion incurs an automatic excommunication.”
At the very moment that the abortion is successfully accomplished, the woman and all formal conspirators are excommunicated. Conspirators can be defined as those who make access to the abortion possible. If that doesn’t describe Cuomo, what does?
He has, singlehandedly, expanded access to abortion – exponentially! – for no real medical reason – even up to the birth date – even without the expertise of a doctor!