More nonsense from the Catholic Campaign for Developing everything human except children in the womb crowd…
In 2007 St. Edwards University, a Catholic academic institution located in Austin, Texas, ignored Bishop Gregory Aymond and refused to withdraw an speaking invitation to Charles Curran from the John E. McCarthy Lecture Series.
Father Curran is a Catholic priest who has long been in opposition with several of the Church’s fundamental moral teachings. Because of his aggressive and vocal condemnation of the Church’s teachings on matters such as abortion, contraception, and homosexuality, Curran was investigated by the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s
For story context remember: It was Retired Bishop John E. McCarthy, (the lecture series name-sake), who extended the invitation to Curran to speak…
WASHINGTON – A retired Catholic bishop is announcing his support for President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, despite the church’s official opposition.
Retired Bishop John E. McCarthy of Austin told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he is as opposed to abortion as every other bishop and that the bill before Congress would guard against the use of taxpayer funds to pay for it. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, however, says the restrictions don’t go far enough.
McCarthy says the church has been pushing to cover the uninsured for 40 years, and Obama’s bill is the closest the nation has come to achieving that goal. Lawmakers can improve on the legislation later, he says, “but let’s not kill it at this crucial moment.”
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