Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wow! I'm so proud of our Bishops...

Here is a statement from Bishop Edward J. Slattery of Tulsa, Oaklahoma

Excerpts below (but please do read the whole thing):

"A democracy, in order to flourish, must attend to the defense of the values that are essential to the human community. Ignoring this hard work and simply relegating abortion to the sphere of individual choice allows a cancer to eat at our very core, as we permit some human persons to sacrifice the lives of others for their own personal reasons. As Catholics, we cannot accept the premise that in the name of “privacy” all choices are equally right...

Once an evil is truly seen for what it is, neither can an emphasis on “privacy” excuse one’s moral responsibility to act to stop it, nor can defining murder as a “right to choose” change what it is that is actually chosen."

H/t to Fr. Z, who also reports that the Diocese of Tulsa has purchased a half page in the major Tulsa newspaper this Sunday--presumably to run this very statement. God Bless Bishop Slattery!

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