Thursday, August 9, 2007

Giuliani A Catholic?

by Steve Ray on August 9, 2007

Giuliani dodges question on Catholic loyalty

Iowa, Aug. 8, 2007 ( – Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a contender for the Republican presidential nomination, told reporters on August 7 that Catholic priests should settle the question of whether or not he was a Catholic in good standing.

When questioned whether he considered himself a loyal Catholic, Giuliani declined to respond, saying it was a question that "I prefer to leave to priests." He added that clerics would "have a much better sense of how good a Catholic I am or how bad a Catholic I am."

Giuliani has been legally married three times and divorced twice. His first marriage was annulled by a Church tribunal; his second was not. The New York Republican has also been at odds with Church teaching in his support for legal abortion, gay rights, and stem-cell research.

If the Elections were today — Giuliani VS Hillary? Would you vote for Giuliani the "Catholic"?