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.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Cuomo: Another "Catholic" for abortion

State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, as expected, has announced that he will run for Governor of New York.

Given his popularity, the overwhelming Democratic majority in New York, and the divided Republican field, it's likely he will win, probably easily.

Cuomo is listed as a Roman Catholic.

But in the past, he has proven to be solidly pro-abortion. He has also endorsed homosexual marriage.

On both counts, he is going against clear teachings of the church to which he professes to belong.

Yes, there is in Catholic teachings room for following one's conscience - but it has to be a well-formed conscience. It takes study, thought, prayer - and humility.

My sense of most Catholic politicians who espouse pro-abortion views are that they have done little thinking other than about what would pass muster with a party and voters in their particular state or district.

It's more about getting elected than following one's faith.

But if they can't be true to their religion when it comes to such a clear and important teaching, how can we trust them to be true to their promises to us?


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