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Bishop Vasa questions USCCB’s association with pro-abortion coalition

February 11, 2010

Bishop Robert Vasa of Baker (Oregon) has told LifeSiteNews that he questions the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ association with the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, a coalition that has praised Planned Parenthood, opposed pro-life judicial nominees, and opposed a marriage amendment to the Constitution.

“I am not well enough versed in the 'politics' of such associations to make any criticism of the motives or justifications which might be provided,” says Bishop Vasa, “but on the face of it, I would have to agree that support of this organization and an active endorsement of its principles and purposes would appear to be problematic.”


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  • Posted by: William F. Folger - Feb. 11, 2010 8:20 PM ET USA

    USCCB owes Catholics a short and TIMELY paper giving EXPLANATION & GUIDANCE re the moral theology of “COOPERATION WITH EVIL” AS THAT APPLIES TO THE CASES of the “Leadership Conference on Civil Rights” & to the controversial cooperation with Bill Gates & Warren Buffett re their suspect-influence at Catholic Relief Services. Conference-selected writers should include Dr. William May of the John Paul II Institute & the paper must include the factors cited by Cdl. Ratzinger in his “N.B.” in 2004.

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Feb. 11, 2010 2:14 PM ET USA

    I think calling it "problematic" is an understatement. It is an abomination! The USCCB should be disbanded completely. It is a rogue organization, full of left-wingers, pretending to speak for the Church.