Sunday, September 05, 2004

Voting Pro-Life

From Grace MacKinnon:

On October 20, 2000, just before the last presidential election, the bishops of the four Roman Catholic dioceses in Massachusetts issued an election statement calling on Catholics to exercise their "moral obligation" to vote and to recognize the "absolute centrality" of the protection of human life when choosing candidates on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2000. The truth of their statement has not changed and still holds today.

The following is part of their statement:

We all have a responsibility to become informed about the candidates and the issues so that our choices will be based on the truth and will reflect the principles of our faith and our nation. We wish to underscore the absolute centrality of the protection of human life. Support and promotion of abortion by any candidate is always wrong and can never be justified. We will never cease to denounce abortion and euthanasia and teach all Catholics that to support those positions is to support death over life.


The Massachusetts bishops concluded by stating,

It is our responsibility to vote for candidates who will promote life and the culture of life over the culture of death. Such persons will care for all the people of this country, including the poor. Such leaders will support families in their choices and encourage communities to take up responsibility for bettering their own neighborhoods. Such leaders will show the world that we are a nation of peace and that we live in solidarity with all peoples and nations of this world. As Catholics, we stand for life. As citizens, we can do no less than vote for candidates who stand with us.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree- too err on the side of pacifism is general good. We attacked Afghanistan to retaliate, eye for an eye for 9/11. Then we attacked Iraq, because, well, I'm not sure why. In any case, I agree that our president should promote life and the culture of life over the culture of death.

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