Thursday, October 21, 2004

"Life comes first"

[Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief Gerald] Seib told the audience he worried as a Catholic over the longstanding effect the debate may have on the Catholic community. He recounted that when Kerry went to Mass last Sunday, the celebrating priest wondered allowed if the lives of Iraqis killed by U.S. soldiers was considered as sacred as the taking of an unborn life in an abortion.

'You read that this year and wonder if a priest is allowed to say that?' Seib wondered.

According to John Carr, [the secretary for social development and world peace for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops], there is no ambiguity on that point. A Catholic voter should prioritize and make the abortion issue the number one consideration when it comes time to vote. The bishops outlined that decision by stating the number one theme in Catholic social teaching is: 'Life and Dignity of the Human Person.'

'Take a look at the order and the conjunction -- life comes first,' he said in his address
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2 Comments:

Blogger Matt said...

Life and dignity? The Iraqis and rest of the world has less of a right to life and dignity than rich white American catholics?

I think a lot of you feel thats true in your hearts, whatever the Church may say.

Embedded racism?

10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to ask you if you think that American fathers protect their families, at least most American Father? Do they hide terrorists in their homes with their children and wives? Do they have bombs and weapon caches in their homes like the terrorists do? They wouldn't think of it. These are not reasonable, kind, courageous men. The men that are terrorists are hiding behind their children and families. Those families get killed because of the evil nature of those fathers. Do the families deserve it? NO, but then again in this country if you did those types of things, the children would be taken from you. You critisize your own country, the soldiers that are fighting for YOU, and then you go and announce that these men that allow their families to be killed is the Presidents fault? Shame on you!!

2:44 PM  

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