Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Abortion And Politics

Another Bishop, this time Archbishop Vlazny of Portland, has taken on the governor of Oregon who is supporting abortion. Read below, the statement he released about the governor hosting a fundraiser for NARAL.
It has come to my attention that Governor Ted Kulongoski will be hosting a NARAL Pro-Choice political gala two days before our Respect Life Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. This is a source of embarrassment for our church and a scandal for the Catholic community. For a Catholic governor to host an event of this sort seems a deliberate dissent from the teachings of the Church. As I wrote in the Catholic Sentinel in August “the very core of all Catholic moral and social teaching is respect for the dignity of everyone. Ours is a rich heritage of social teaching which forms the basis of what it means to be a faithful citizen as a Catholic.”

While the grave evil of abortion continues to be promoted as a legitimate moral choice by Governor Kulongoski and NARAL, I invite Catholics to attend holy Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 5:30 p.m. the evening of this event, Friday, October 3. I also invite Catholics to attend the Respect Life Mass on Sunday, October 5, at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral.

I call upon our Catholic people to express their displeasure to the governor and to remind him of the demands of personal integrity as a member of our faith community in the exercise of his office and public activities, 503-378-4582.

In a related issue - there are several high-profile Catholics who have come out in support of pro-abortion politicians and their logic, Amy Welborn has a rebuttal.

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