Friday, October 21, 2016

KCK archbishop calls Tim Kaine a 'Cafeteria Catholic'

Joseph Naumann criticizes Kaine's stance on abortion, capital punishment
Updated: 10:37 PM CDT Oct 19, 2016

Brian Johnson KMBC 9 News Reporter


The archbishop of Kansas City, Kansas, has called Democratic Vice President nominee Tim Kaine an Orthodox Democrat and a Cafeteria Catholic who picks and chooses from his faith.

In his weekly column, Archbishop Joseph Naumann mentioned Kaine’s Catholic roots in the Kansas City area, but he said he wishes the candidate supported all of what the church teaches.

Read the full column here

He based his comments from Kaine’s debate with Republican rival Mike Pence earlier this month.

“Families that can’t have children can adopt more readily those children from crisis pregnancies,” Pence said.

“Governor, why don’t you trust women to make this choice for themselves?” Kaine said.

Naumann said he’s never met Kaine, but understands he’s an “affable” and “likeable person.”

Catholics at Mass on a presidential debate night said Naumann’s comments provide clarity. The people who spoke with KMBC 9 News at Mass Wednesday said they will either vote for Trump or a write-in candidate.



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