Archbishop of St. Louis warns: 'pro-choice' is not a Catholic option
Catholic World News - July 09, 2010
Writing in the local Catholic newspaper, Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis takes a hard look at the implications of the Fifth Commandment, particularly on disputed issues such as abortion, euthanasia, and the death penalty. Regarding abortion, he is forthright:
You cannot be "pro-choice" (pro-abortion) and remain a Catholic in good standing. That's why the Church asks those who maintain this position not to receive holy Communion. We are not being mean or judgmental, we are simply acknowledging the fact that such a stance is objectively and seriously sinful and is radically inconsistent with the Christian way of life.
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!
Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($19,155 to go):
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!