Down to the Wire: Just $5,437 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

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.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

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 Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($53,532 to go):
$150,000.00 $96,468.13
36% 64%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

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!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • 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?

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The gift of orthodoxy: A mercy and a challenge to mercy November 26
Getting Marriage Right November 25
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. November 25
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg November 25
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said November 25

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25