Friday, January 04, 2008

Yoo Hoo!! Abp. Dolan!! (Part 3)

Oh, yah, there's another minor matter.

The Archbishop of Milwaukee has been silent on the issues presented by AB377. While I had opined that Archbishop Dolan could simply call for a "conscience clause" insertion into the bill, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has issued a statement which contradicts mine.
(Scroll down to #16.)

Finally, where a matter of the common good is concerned, it is inappropriate for church authorities to endorse or remain neutral toward adverse legislation even if it grants exceptions to church organizations and institutions. The church has the responsibility to promote family life and the public morality of the entire civil society on the basis of fundamental moral values, not simply to protect herself from the application of harmful laws

Well, I'm perfectly happy to admit that I was wrong.

Now we await the response of Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Archbishop Rembert Weakland, Bishop Callahan, Bishop Sklba, Bishop Banks, Bishop Morneau, Bishop Wirz, Bishop Bullock, and Bishop Fliss in this matter.

It is, after all, a life and death matter (which falls under "common good.")


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