Geraldine Ferraro, the US bishops and abortion

Shortly before the 1984 US elections, someone handed the new archbishop of New York an old letter. It was signed by the vice-presidential candidate, who was a woman. The letter reflected the views of the pro-abortion group Catholics for a Free Choice.

The candidate was Geraldine Ferraro, who died last month aged 76. She was a US attorney, a Democratic Party politician, and a member of the United States House of Representatives.

The first female Vice-Presidential candidate representing a major American political party, she was also a Catholic.

The letter precipitated a long-running argument between Ferraro and Cardinal John O'Connor, who was the archbishop concerned.

FULL OBITUARY Geraldine Ferraro, the bishops, and abortion (National Catholic Reporter)

The Online Mass


From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. The first Mass of the day on YouTube.
Mass on Demand donate

Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here...