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New Milwaukee archbishop condemns ‘Young Catholics for Choice’

Catholic World News - December 17, 2009

The newly appointed Archbishop of Milwaukee has condemned Young Catholics for Choice for taking part in a Wisconsin advertising campaign promoting the morning-after pill.

“‘Young Catholics for Choice’ is attempting to convey the message that Catholics can disregard Church teaching regarding contraception, abortion and human sexuality in general and remain Catholics in good standing. Nothing could be further from the truth,” said Bishop Jerome Listecki of La Crosse, who will be installed as Archbishop of Milwaukee on January 4.

“While people can call themselves whatever they want, it is my duty as a bishop to state clearly and unequivocally that by professing and disseminating views in grave contradiction to Catholic teaching, members of organizations like ‘Young Catholics for Choice’ in fact disown their Catholic heritage, tragically distancing themselves from that communion with the Church to which they are called. We pray that they may reconcile their position which is contrary to the Catholic Faith they claim to profess.”

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  • Posted by: peggyann - Dec. 18, 2009 8:12 AM ET USA

    More proof that calling one's self Catholic does NOT make one Catholic. That begins in the heart, where Love resides. These people are pagans and acting contrary to the First Commandment. We are not free to pick and choose what teachings we will accept. Calling one's self Catholic means striving to understand and to believe ALL the truths the Church teaches. Lord have mercy.

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