Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

No Left Turns

Bishops respond to Catholic representatives

Here’s their statement and a story on it. The gist:

While it is always necessary to work to reduce the number of abortions by providing alternatives and help to vulnerable parents and children, Catholic teaching calls all Catholics to work actively to restrain, restrict and bring to an end the destruction of unborn human life.


As the Church carries out its central responsibility to teach clearly and help form consciences, and as Catholic legislators seek to act in accord with their own consciences, it is essential to remember that conscience must be consistent with fundamental moral principles. As members of the Church, all Catholics are obliged to shape our consciences in accord with the moral teaching of the Church.

This is a predictably stinging rebuke of the representatives’ statement, which I discussed here.

Discussions - 2 Comments

A bit surprisng, but certainly heartening.

Isn’t the implication you can’t be a good Democrat and a good Catholic? Or at least if you were a good Catholic and a Democrat, you would need to actively work to change the party platform.

Leave a Comment

* denotes a required field
 

No TrackBacks
TrackBack URL: http://nlt.ashbrook.org/movabletype/mt-tb.cgi/8233