The Bishop in Scranton, PA is making sure that politicians and public figures who claim to be Catholic know that the Church will not stand for Catholic support of abortion.
The Deacon’s Bench has an article on the subject here, including links to an article in the New York Times and the Bishop’s letter.
I was disappointed but not surprised to read that a professor at my alma mater–in fact, one of the professors who taught me during my years there–a Roman Catholic Sister, no less–is spearheading a campaign to remind local voters that racism is a sin and that they should not be afraid of voting for Barack Obama. In fact, she is a member of the Catholic advisory Committee for Obama’s campaign.
Maybe she should listen to her bishop:
“Being ‘right’ on taxes, education, health care, immigration and the economy fails to make up for the error of disregarding the value of a human life,” the bishop wrote. “It is a tragic irony that ‘pro-choice’ candidates have come to support homicide — the gravest injustice a society can tolerate — in the name of ‘social justice.’ ”