Tuesday, November 13, 2012

At USCCB Meeting, Archbishop Cordileone Reminds Catholics: Abortion IS a Social Justice Issue

From LifeSiteNews:

"San Francisco’s new archbishop lamented the false distinction between 'social justice' and 'moral values'  issues at the U.S. Bishops’ annual meeting on Monday as he reflected on the results of last Tuesday’s presidential election.

If Catholics reflected on the Gospel in the light of Catholic social teaching, they would 'see the consistency' between issues such as immigration reform and the right to life for the unborn, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said at a press conference, where he was joined by Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore and Cardinal Seán O’Malley.

'They would not make the separation between so-called social justice issues and so-called moral value issues,' said Cordileone. 'They would see that they all have to do with social justice, with the common good, and a healthy thriving society...

At the press conference, Cordileone bemoaned the fact that many Catholics 'view these issues politically rather than through the lens of the Gospel and through the lens of the common good based on our Catholic social teaching.'

'The challenge for us as bishops, as clergy, is to educate our people in that, form them in seeing through the lens of the Gospel as interpreted through Catholic social teaching so they’ll see the consistency of the Church’s position on these issues,' he said."

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