Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

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.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our February expenses ($34,950 to go):
$35,000.00 $50.00
100% 0%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 3 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • 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.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

The common good: isn't that just a weasel word? 3 hours ago
St. Katharine Drexel shows how spiritual poverty and submission to Providence go hand in hand 3 hours ago
The Human Mix of Good and Evil January 30
Conscientious objection to vaccinations January 30
Can Islam confront its problem with violence? January 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12