Chicago Archbishop Presses Moral Equivalency of Abortion to Other Issues, by Thomas D. WilliamsNovember 21, 2019
Clericalism and Its RemediesNovember 21, 2019
By Judie Brown, American Life League, November 19, 2019
Pray for every single one of these bishops. Invoke Mary’s intercession by praying the Rosary and joining the Marian Blue Wave!
The four words “Catholic bishops debate abortion” may sound like an oxymoron, but to me it is a clear sign that the devil’s foothold in the Catholic Church is must stronger than anyone could have imagined. Even though there have been warning signs pointing to this challenging situation for many months, we never thought it would get this bad.
But it has! It is beyond our comprehension that the full assembly of Catholic bishops actually had to vote between the following statement and the Cupich amendment that would have made the statement even weaker: “The threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority because it directly attacks life itself, because it takes place within the sanctuary of the family, and because of the number of lives destroyed. At the same time, we cannot dismiss or ignore other serious threats to human life and dignity such as racism, the environmental crisis, poverty and the death penalty.”
First of all, the statement expands on the list of heinous acts of killing the innocent, including abortion, euthanasia, human embryonic stem cell research, and cloning. The addition of political concerns that are open to discussion—such as racism, the environmental crisis, poverty, and the death penalty—dilutes the emphasis on acts that directly kill innocent people. The adopted statement is a sham.
Mind you, the most remarkable aspect of all this political posturing is that the bishops found it necessary to even debate the subject of abortion and its progeny at all. ….