Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Cardinal Egan Weighs In On Pelosi

Now the Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Egan, has weighed in on the issue.

Like many other citizens of this nation, I was shocked to learn that the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States of America would make the kind of statements that were made to Mr. Tom Brokaw of NBC-TV on Sunday, August 24, 2008. What the Speaker had to say about theologians and their positions regarding abortion was not only misinformed; it was also, and especially, utterly incredible in this day and age.

We are blessed in the 21st century with crystal-clear photographs and action films of the living realities within their pregnant mothers. No one with the slightest measure of integrity or honor could fail to know what these marvelous beings manifestly, clearly, and obviously are, as they smile and wave into the world outside the womb. In simplest terms, they are human beings with an inalienable right to live, a right that the Speaker of the House of Representatives is bound to defend at all costs for the most basic of ethical reasons. They are not parts of their mothers, and what they are depends not at all upon the opinions of theologians of any faith. Anyone who dares to defend that they may be legitimately killed because another human being “chooses” to do so or for any other equally ridiculous reason should not be providing leadership in a civilized democracy worthy of the name.

Edward Cardinal Egan

Archbishop of New York

August 26, 2008

If you missed what this is all about, see the post below.

1 comment:

Ed said...

Her comments are just mind blowing and may be further reinforced by the fact that she was one of the folks who, and I apologize for the vagueness but the exact details escape me, at the Pope's Mass in Washington, D.C. participated and curtsied in front of the Pope, who know doubt didn't know who she was, but such a situation can only give her the notion that she's in good standing despite her politics.

Could some of this fall doubly on a failure to properly teach the faith over the last 2-3 generations in the US and also on Catholics failing to take it upon themselves to learn their faith?