Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Catholic politicians must uphold the right to life, Pope reiterates

On Thursday Pope Benedict addressed a group of US Catholic bishops in Rome (pictured). I recommend strongly reading the whole (brief) address, but in particular I wish to highlight this statement:
"...the issues which are determining the future of American society. ... In this regard, I would mention with appreciation your efforts to maintain contacts with Catholics involved in political life and to help them understand their personal responsibility to offer public witness to their faith, especially with regard to the great moral issues of our time: respect for God's gift of life, the protection of human dignity and the promotion of authentic human rights."
In other words, Catholic politicians must vote against and oppose abortion, abusive embryo research, euthanasia and the homosexual agenda, which variously threaten the gift of life, human dignity and authentic human rights. This is because such threats "threaten the future of humanity", as Pope Benedict said earlier this month. Dr Jon Cruddas, the Catholic MP who has voted for or otherwise supported abortion, euthanasia and so-called homosexual rights, should take note, as should Dr Cruddas's supporters at The Tablet and the Las Casas Institute.

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