Can Catholics justify support for pro-abortion candidates? Weigel, Bishop Finn say No
Catholic World News - October 16, 2008
In a Newsweek column on prominent Catholics supporters of Barack Obama, theologian George Weigel notes that the American bishops have become insistent on the political duties of Catholics. "It seems unlikely that the bishops, having found their voices after discovering the limits of their patience, will back off in an Obama administration," he writes. From Kansas City, Missouri, the outspoken Bishop Robert Finn writes in his diocesan paper that 'pro-choice' candidates are "inviting Catholics to put aside their conscience on this life and death issue." The bishop adds: They want us to deny our conscience and ignore their callous disregard for the most vulnerable human life."
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