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Mario Cuomo’s Funeral Omits Mention of His Abortion Stand

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John Burger - published on 01/05/15 - updated on 06/08/17

Fox News website:

“On the issue of church and state, Cuomo bisected the subjects in his Notre Dame speech,” wrote . “While he said he accepted Catholic teaching against capital punishment, he rejected its opposition to abortion. In this, the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin expressed opposition to both issues while eloquently arguing that the Catholic Church believes that each is part of a "
seamless garment" of life and that all life matters and should not be taken by individuals, or the state.

“This is another flaw of progressivism,” Thomas wrote. “Progressives are happy to embrace church teachings when it favors their political agenda, but reject them when those teachings don’t conform to their politics.”

It was not clear from media reports whether the archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, was present for the funeral, and emails to the archdiocesan spokesman, Joseph Zwilling, were not answered. Cardinal Dolan issued a
statement Jan. 2, honoring Cuomo’s memory:

Although he was Governor of New York long before I arrived here as archbishop, I had the pleasure of meeting and corresponding with Mario Cuomo on numerous occasions, and always found him to be a keen observer of the issues facing our city, state, and country.  He was always ready to share his insights about the state of the Church as well, and it was obvious to me that he was intensely proud of his Catholic faith. My prayerful condolences go out to his loving wife, Matilda and the family.  We thank them for sharing their husband and father with the city, state, and nation, and we praise God for the 82 years we had him.

John Burger is news editor for Aleteia’s English edition.
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