View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Choose: Catholic or pro-abortion


Anonymous The Mexican connection said...

But, can one be Catholic and support an unjust war, and denial of the cardinal virtues -- visiting the sick, burying the dead, succoring the imprisoned... as a U.S. political party beginning with the letter "R" seems obliged to do.

Or... as the witty enough to be sent to Hell Barney Frank puts it, "the people who are all for human rights, up to the moment of birth."

4:47 AM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

These are all important issues, but as the Pope, as a number of Bishops (including New York's speaking collectively), and many Catholic theologians note, abortion is a non-negotiatiable issue that outweighs many of the others.

New York's bishops: "It is the rare candidate who will agree with the Church on every issue. But as the U.S. Bishops’ recent document Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship makes clear, not every issue is of equal moral gravity. The inalienable right to life of every innocent human person outweighs other concerns where Catholics may use prudential judgment, such as how best to meet the needs of the poor or to increase access to health care for all.

The right to life is the right through which all others flow. To the extent candidates reject this fundamental right by supporting an objective evil, such as legal abortion, euthanasia or embryonic stem cell research, Catholics should consider them less acceptable for public office."

As for the Frank comment, it's a political slogan, not a true statement.

5:44 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home