Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Archbishop Nauman teaches it!

From the Archbishop's column in the "The Leaven", the paper of the Archdiocese of Kansas City:

Q. What is meant when it is said that Gov. Sebelius’ actions were scandalous?

A. To answer this question, I again refer to “Happy Are Those Who Are Called to His Supper,” which references the Catechism of the Catholic Church: “To give scandal means more than to cause other people to be shocked or upset by what one does. Rather, one’s action leads someone else to sin. Scandal is an attitude or behavior which leads another to do evil. The person who gives scandal becomes his neighbor’s tempter. To lead others into sin is indeed a very serious matter. Anyone who uses the power at his disposal in such a way that it leads others to do wrong becomes guilty of scandal and responsible for the evil that he has directly or indirectly encouraged” (no. 4). Governor Sebelius’ public support for legalized abortion, as a Catholic, naturally leads others to question the moral gravity of abortion. In effect, her actions and advocacy for legalized abortion, coupled with her reception of holy Communion, have said to other Catholics: “I am a good Catholic and I support legalized abortion. You can be a good Catholic and support legalized abortion.”

Read the whole thing here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Greetings Father Malloy, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your courageous role as a faithful Shepherd to all of us. We are greatly saddened that more Priests do not share your passion and conviction for the Sanctity of Life and other "controversial" moral issues. Very painfully, their Silence provides complicit safe-haven for the pro-homosexual, pro-abortion, and Culture of Death mentality to permeate our parishes. Just today, we met with several Catholic state legislators who very openly and proudly have 100% Planned Parenthood abortion voting records. Why aren't these foundational moral issues being addressed back at the Parish level from the pulpit? We are asking our legislators, especially during this time of budget deficit conditions, to redirect the $30 million dollars that we currently use to pay for Med-Cal abortions, to truly help the needy women and children of our state. If it would be possible, please join us, Father Malloy, for the historical "Rally for Life" on June 18th at the state Capitol from 11:30 to 12:30, when we, the concerned taxpayers of this state say, "Enough is enough! We will no longer be unwilling accomplices to this tragic holocaust of abortion through our tax dollars!" I hope many Priests and Pastors will be a voice for the voiceless, show compassion to women by encouraging post-abortion healing programs such as Rachel's Vineyard, and join us at the Capitol on June 18th.
God Bless you Father Malloy!
Wynette Sills (916) 955-1577