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To: Westbrook

The Catholic Bishops cannot be taken seriously until they publicly excommunicate every politician that openly supports the death penalty, too, right? Between pols who support abortion rights, and pols who support the death penalty, that pretty much covers all of them.


14 posted on 02/13/2012 5:56:29 AM PST by Dick Holmes
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To: Dick Holmes

FYI, exercising the death penalty is not banned by the Catholic Church. From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

“Preserving the common good of society rquires rendering the aggressor unable to inflict harm. For this reason the traditional teaching of the Church has acknowledged as well-founded the right and duty of legitimate public authority to punish malefactors by means of penalties commensurate with the gravity of the crime, NOT EXCLUDING, IN CASES OF EXTREME GRAVITY, THE DEATH PENALTY.”


24 posted on 02/13/2012 6:41:14 AM PST by Mach9
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To: Dick Holmes

> The Catholic Bishops cannot be taken seriously until they
> publicly excommunicate every politician that openly
> supports the death penalty, too, right?

Absolutely!

Do they believe their own teachings or not? Do they believe the words of Jesus or not? Do they desire to be taken seriously or to be a laughing stock, picking and choosing
which of their doctrines to act upon?

Furthermore, I am certain sure that the very same politicians that support abortion, contraception, and homosexuality are OPPOSED to the Death Penalty.

So your point is DOA.

> Between pols who support abortion rights, and pols who
> support the death penalty, that pretty much covers all of
> them.

Please list for us the professing Catholic politicians that support the Death Penalty.

I can’t think of even one.

I surmise that they are far fewer than those that support abortion-murder, contraception, and homosexuality.


26 posted on 02/13/2012 6:45:59 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Dick Holmes

Given the point raised by Mach 9 in http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2845815/posts?page=24#24, your point is DOA for reasons other than those I listed in http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2845815/posts?page=26#26

Good day.


29 posted on 02/13/2012 6:56:18 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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