As we head toward November, Catholics might profit from recalling a few simple facts. First, surrounding a bad social policy or party platform plank-for example, permissive abortion-with religious people doesn’t redeem the bad policy or plank. It merely compromises the religious people who try to excuse it.
Archbishop Chaput, Denver, Colorado
As Catholic Joe Biden prepares to address the American people from the Democratic National Convention tonight, and with the latest news cycle revealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ongoing defiance to Catholic moral teaching against abortion, I find it appropriate to offer a slice of another speech directed toward the culture of death that I suspect neither Biden nor Pelosi consider themselves members of. Yet, their actions or non-action as Catholic public figures on behalf of the endangered unborn speak for themselves… In 1987 at Cherry Creek Park, Denver, Colorado, Pope John Paul II spoke the following words to American Catholic youths within his homily:
“There are those who reject the light of life, preferring “the fruitless works of darkness” (Eph 5:11). Their harvest is injustice, discrimination, exploitation, deceit, violence. In every age, a measure of their apparent success is the death of the Innocents…” (Full Text of Homily)
I’m sure it’s the hope of American bishops that these two children of the Church might repent from their works of darkness, preferring the lies and works of the world over their innermost truth, as it is mine. But, until that time, I believe it’s the duty of all faithful members of the Church to not only reject the personal public aspirations of these two dissenting Catholics, but also to actively work for their defeat as well as the party of death they have chosen over their faith–the Democratic Party. Preventing the death of the innocent unborn through our votes will negate the obvious compromise these two religious people have made with the world in opposition to the gift of life… There is no excuse.
Flashback Biden: My Time, Your Time, Our Time…
The proof is in the pudding. What do you think those old “wedge issues” are? Abortion and marriage?
Flashback Pelosi: If the twisted reasoning that allows a Catholic to believe abortion can co-exist with the Gospel of Life weren’t enough, it’s no surprise that the same reasoning can come to the conclusion that abstinence is somehow a danger to youth…
This report comes from Nancy Pelosi’s appearance at a Netroots Conference with Al Gore:
“In response to a question from blogger Natasha, Pelosi says unequivocally that abstinence programs are dangerous to young people’s health. So why does the Democrat-controlled Congress keep going along with the abstinence sham instead of supporting contraception and condom distribution and honest sex education? Pelosi says more pro-choice members of Congress are needed…”
In the words of John Paul II to the youth and all Catholics at Cherry Creek, Denver, in 1993:
“So much depends on you…”
Vote Life this November…