Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, in the wake of Nancy Pelosi’s statements (or non-statement) about late-term abortions, said “no Catholic can dissent in good conscience” from the Church’s teaching on life. But hold on, what if her entire political career depends on having that view? Is the Church against women holding positions of power in the Democrat party?
It is a scientific fact that human life begins at conception,” the archbishop said in a written statement to CNSNews.com. “This has been established in medical science for over 100 years. Catholic moral teaching acknowledges this scientific fact, and has always affirmed the grave moral evil of taking an innocent human life.
“This has been the consistent teaching of the Church from the very beginning, a teaching already discernible in the natural moral law, and so a teaching from which no Catholic can dissent in good conscience,” he said.
“It is the obligation of pastors of souls to reach out to their people who have difficulty understanding and accepting such important teachings of the Church in order to extend to them true pastoral care and, where appropriate, to establish a regular dialogue,” said Archbishop Cordileone. “This is something I have always striven to do in the various ministries I have exercised as a priest and bishop, including now as the Archbishop of San Francisco. I ask for people’s prayers for success as I continue to strive to do this.”
I love when priests drop science on pro-aborts because they hate it so much because while they always want to yell about the separation of Church and state they actually want the separation of state and common sense or state and morality.
And don’t give me that crap about how state can’t or shouldn’t enforce morality. That’s what it does. The entire concept of redistributive taxation is “fairness” which is a concept derived from morality. Border policies must be moral. Libs sure don’t mind quoting the pope on immigration issues. But when Church teaching could interfere with them getting checks from EMILY’s List, now it’s choosing time. And while the Church may discuss eternal reward, EMILY’s List’s payoffs are a lot more immediate.