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.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

NY Bishops: Catholics shouldn't vote for Cuomo

Okay, they didn't say that specifically, but in a statement just issued they said abortion takes precedence over other issues, and that Catholics should consider pro-choice candidates (like Andrew Cuomo) "less acceptable for public office."

But as the U.S. Bishops’ most 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 Faithful Citizenship teaches, “Those who knowingly, willingly, and directly support public policies or legislation that undermine fundamental moral principles cooperate with evil.”

Go here for the full statement.


Blogger Ben Anderson said...

hey lee,
give me a hand w/ this is you're up for it... you seem to be more informed on the candidates than I am.

11:27 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

Thanks for asking, but I defer at this time.

10:08 AM  

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