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  • Washington archbishop rips Pelosi on abortion

    08/25/2008 10:25:45 PM PDT · by flyfree · 44 replies · 218+ views
    “After Mr. Tom Brokaw, the interviewer, pointed out that the Catholic Church feels strongly that life begins at conception, she replied, 'I understand. And this is, like, maybe 50 years or something like that. So again, over the history of the church, this is an issue of controversy,' " the release said. Wuerl strongly disagrees. He said, "We respect the right of elected officials such as Speaker Pelosi to address matters of public policy that are before them, but the interpretation of Catholic faith has rightfully been entrusted to the Catholic bishops. Given this responsibility to teach, it is important...

    05/24/2004 3:54:20 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 8 replies · 732+ views
    NRO - The Corner ^ | 5/23/04 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    She has an op-ed in the Washington Post on communion that displays a very common misunderstanding, one relevant to non-Catholics as well as Catholics. (That is to say: This specific mistake comes in her thinking about abortion, not her thinking about communion.) She writes, "Essentially, proponents of this harsh penalty make the flawed and intellectually dishonest argument that a vote not to criminalize abortion is the moral and church law equivalent of the act of abortion itself. Then, building on that mischaracterization, they erroneously conclude that pro-choice politicians are 'obstinately persevering' in the 'manifest grave sin' of abortion and must...
  • Kerry and Communion: The Real Issue (barf)

    05/19/2004 1:31:22 PM PDT · by Pete · 30 replies · 145+ views
    BusinessWeek Online ^ | May 19, 2004 | Patricia O'Connell
    The lines between politics, religion, and personal freedom just got a little blurrier. In a recent pastoral letter to his parishioners, Colorado Bishop Michael Sheridan declared that Roman Catholics who vote for politicians who support women's abortion rights, stem-cell research, euthanasia, and gay rights should not take Holy Communion.
  • John Kerry's Catholic problem

    04/26/2004 11:35:43 PM PDT · by kattracks · 6 replies · 124+ views ^ | 4/26/04 | Cal Thomas
    John Kerry made a familiar statement about abortion last week. Bill Clinton said it before him. Many Democrats who wish to remain in the good graces as well as the political clutches of the abortion-rights lobby say it. Kerry said he wants to keep abortion "safe, legal and rare." I understand "safe" (though it's never safe for the baby and often not the woman). I understand "legal" (though contemporary jurisprudence is shifting sand). I don't understand "rare." Unless the pre-born child is human and worthy of the law's protection, why care if abortion is rare or common? Is Kerry attempting...