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New Mexico bishops decry ‘scandal’ of pro-abortion Catholic politicians

March 15, 2017

The Catholic bishops of the state of New Mexico have joined in a statement rejecting the idea that a Catholic politician can support legal abortion or assisted suicide.

“It is not morally permissible for a Catholic to support abortion or doctor-assisted suicide,” the bishops’ statement said. “These represent the direct taking of human life, and are always wrong.”

The bishops’s statement expressed concern that some prominent Catholic politicians had alluded to their faith while advocating legal abortion. They insisted:

It is not appropriate for elected officials to publicly invoke their Catholic faith and to present their personal opinions as official Church teaching. This misrepresents Church teaching and creates a public scandal for the faithful.


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  • Posted by: kwonbbl1 - Mar. 18, 2017 12:42 AM ET USA

    There are abundant quasi-Catholics - 'hypocrites' which is the only group of people Jesus was reportedly angered at.

  • Posted by: dover beachcomber - Mar. 17, 2017 2:25 PM ET USA

    Good job, bishops! But I hope you're planning some nice public excommunications, too. Otherwise, few will pay any attention.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Mar. 16, 2017 8:49 AM ET USA

    This is a great step and should be on the agenda of every bishops' conference in the country. And they need to use the term "murder of the innocent" when they do.

  • Posted by: [email protected] - Mar. 15, 2017 8:56 PM ET USA

    So what are they going to do about it? It is time to act publicly against those who tout themselves as Catholic and do everything against the Church. TIME TO ACT.