Warning: Graphic picture of truth below.
Some questions to my priest before I make my confession: “Say I raised money so that a friend could procure the abortion of her child, is that manifest grave sin, and do I need to confess it before receiving Holy Communion?”
My Priest: “Ah…Yes and yes… But, don’t confess now; return when your actually contrite of heart and have sure intentions of ending such sinful behavior in the future… After all, my friend, you’ve asked me these very same questions over 12,000 times this year…”
Kudos to Archbishop Vlazny.Let him know that I and millions of Catholics support him and his fellow Bishops in taking yet another scandalous pro-abort Catholic politician to task. May the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life, continue to enlighten and guide his actions concerning this grave offense to life. Enough is enough–It’s time for office hours, followed by no communion for the unrepentant who helps fund, promote and authorize this:
Here’s the story from Associated Press:
SALEM, Ore. — Archbishop John Vlazny is criticizing Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski, a Catholic, for playing host to an abortion rights fundraiser Friday night in Portland.
Vlazny, head of the Archdiocese of Portland, said it’s an embarrassment and a scandal for Catholics that Kulongoski is hosting the event two days before the church conducts its annual “Respect Life” mass in Portland to show opposition to abortion.
“For a Catholic governor to host an event of this sort seems a deliberate dissent from the teachings of the church,” Vlazny said in a statement Tuesday.
Kulongoski is a longtime supporter of a woman’s right to choose an abortion.
“The archbishop is the governor’s pastor, and he has only respect and admiration for the archbishop,” Kulongoski spokeswoman Anna Richter Taylor said. “They obviously disagree on the issue of choice.”
Kulongoski and his wife, Mary Oberst, are the honorary hosts of Friday night’s fund raising dinner for NARAL Pro Choice Oregon. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is among those scheduled to speak. The event is to be held at a Portland hotel.
Richter Taylor said Kulongoski has attended various fundraising events for the group over the years.
Vlazny, calling abortion a “grave evil,” urged Catholics to contact Kulongoski’s office “to remind him of the demands of personal integrity as a member of our faith community in the exercise of his office.”
The governor’s office hadn’t gotten any phone calls as of mid-day Tuesday, Richter Taylor said.
Priests for Life (Child retrieved from dumpster)
Joni Shimabukuro(2007 Naral Banquet)