Friday, August 5, 2011

Cardinal Burke on Pro-Abortion "Catholic" Politicians

More from the excellent LifeSiteNews.

ROME, August 4, 2011 ( – Top officials at the Vatican are throwing their support behind pro-life Catholic leaders campaigning against dioceses allowing pro-abortion politicians receive Holy Communion, says one such leader.

American Life League President Judie Brown spoke with LifeSiteNews yesterday about her recent trip to Rome, where she spoke with Vatican officials about Communion for pro-abortion politicians and the changing pro-life landscape in America.

Cardinal Raymond Burke told Brown to be “persistent” in her campaign to have Canon 915 enforced, she said."

I think this is important--and not just for pro-abortion politicians. In the state of New York we have county clerks, like Laura Fotusky, forced to quit their jobs because their rightly formed Catholic conscience will not allow them to participate in counterfeit "marriage."

In response, Governor Andrew Cuomo said: “When you enforce the laws of the state, you don’t get to pick and choose which laws...You don’t get to say, ‘I like this law and I’ll enforce this law, or I don’t like this law and I won’t enforce this law’ - you can’t do that...So if you can’t enforce the law, then you shouldn’t be in that position.”

Fair enough--that makes sense. But I ask that the responsible Bishops apply that same sensible reasoning to membership in the Catholic Church. Here we have a man, Cuomo, claiming to Catholic, but unfaithful to the rules of the Church, using his power to make sure a truly faithful Catholic loses her livelihood, precisely because she is faithful to the Catholic Church. What are other faithful Catholics to think when the Church does nothing protect its sons and daughters?

Archbishop Dolan, where do you stand? With Andrew Cuomo, or with Laura Fotusky?

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

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