Thursday, July 15, 2004

Another Spineful Bishop!

Bishop Victor Galeone of St. Augustine, Florida published a powerful statement on CINO politicians and Holy Communion in his diocesan paper.

Bishop Galeone reiterates Church teaching that "the right to life is the foundation fo all other rights." He also points out that abortion is not a sectarian issue for Catholics, but an issue of fundamental human rights.

But his strongest language is directed at those who claim to be pro-choice and Catholic:
Can an avid proponent of abortion-on-demand be at the same time a Catholic in good standing with the church?” I answer that question by asking another: Can an avowed racist be a member in good standing of the NAACP? For similar reasons, there are some positions so extreme that they would bar one from being considered a good Catholic, not because a specifically Catholic teaching is being denied, but because a basic tenet of the natural law is being trashed. As members of the human family, we must obey the natural law, written on our hearts: “You shall not take an innocent life.”

Go forth and read it!

(Thanks to Amy and Michael for the link.)