And whether as citizens or as elected officials, if we are to be faithful to the truth about the human person, we must oppose uncompromisingly policies and laws that undermine the common good precisely because they originate in a defective understanding of the human person. For this reason, the Church –clergy and laity – while agreeing to disagree on other matters of prudential judgment cannot but oppose the evils of abortion, euthanasia, fetal stem cell research, human cloning and so called same sex “marriage." In these areas, there can be no other legitimate Catholic position. And, as Catholics, we best contribute to our democratic process by voting as faith filled and faithful citizens; that is, in a way coherent to our Catholic beliefs and teachings.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Another Bishop Speaks Out
The chorus of bishops speaking out about the need to keep the moral issues front and center in this election is growing. Take a look at the words of Bishop Wenski of Orlando: