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Louisiana bishops take issue with Gov. Jindal on contraceptive sales

Catholic World News - December 19, 2012

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has issued a public rebuke to Governor Bobby Jindal, who has announced his support for over-the-counter contraceptive sales.

“The Archdiocese of New Orleans disagrees with Governor Jindal’s stance on this issue, as the use of birth control and contraceptives are against Catholic Church teaching,” a spokesman for the archdiocese told EWTN. The Louisiana bishops also distanced themselves from the proposal that Jindal, a Catholic, put forward in a Wall Street Journal column.

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  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - Dec. 20, 2012 2:41 PM ET USA

    I'm also glad to see this swift and public rebuke of Gov Jindal. However, I also can't help but wonder if such a public and swift rebuke would have occurred if Gov Jindal had a D after his name instead of an R. Here in Massachusetts, Catholic Ds have been getting away with murder (lierallly in the case of pro-abortion stances) with silence from our shepherds.

  • Posted by: unum - Dec. 20, 2012 8:52 AM ET USA

    Jindal should not get a pass from Catholics because he is a conservative Republican. A CINO is a CINO, no matter his political affiliation.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Dec. 19, 2012 6:19 PM ET USA

    Good. The only way the people of God can distinguish between right and wrong is for our Ordinaries to hop on these heterodox politicians, whatever the party, like a turkey on a June-bug. In charity, of course, but decisively.

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