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Australian bishops caution against Green Party agenda

Catholic World News - March 18, 2011

Ten Australian Catholic bishops have joined in a statement warning the faithful against support for the Green Party, pointing to the party’s public stands that violate “the beliefs and values of virtually all religious people, and the beliefs of many other people as well.”

While praising the Green Party’s goal of protecting the environment, the bishops reminded Catholic voters that the party held controversial issues on other topics as well. “They are not only concerned for the environment,” they observed.

The 10 bishops—lead by Sydney’s Cardinal George Pell—called attention to the Green stands on religious freedom, funding for schools, use of recreational drugs, marriage, abortion, and euthanasia. On each of these issues, the bishops said, the Green stand is at odds with Christian morality.

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  • Posted by: Gil125 - Mar. 18, 2011 2:52 PM ET USA

    Will their North American brethren follow their example? Will the sun rise in the west? Will nails bloom?

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