|8/5/2013 1:11:00 PM|
Excommunication seems fitting
Catholic News Service
A pro-life supporter holds a placard as protesters line the railing on the second floor of the rotunda of the State Capitol in Austin, Texas, July 12 as the state Senate considers a bill to restrict abortion. The Republican-led Senate the measure to adopt tougher abortion regulations July 13.
To the Catholic Sentinel:
I applaud Bernard Offlley of St. Helens who asked in the Sentinel why our modern day bishops can’t publicly excommunicate Catholic members of Congress and the Supreme Court who vote or uphold positions or laws that are against natural moral law or their church teaching.
I hear many devout Catholics espouse the politically correct concept of “pro-choice” in defense of these politicians.
I suggest these folks confuse free will, which we all have, with choice which in this case is a child.
Using the Catholic Church definition of this “choice” as abortion, it is clearly the willful killing of an innocent under the sanction of the State.
Excommunication seems fitting and only affects a person’s state of faith, and is thus not personally life threatening.
Michael McDermott, Medford