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Cardinal Egan on Pelosi

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This might be my favorite statement from a bishop ever:

STATEMENT OF HIS EMINENCE, EDWARD CARDINAL EGAN CONCERNING REMARKS MADE BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Like many other citizens of this nation, I was shocked to learn that the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States of America would make the kind of statements that were made to Mr. Tom Brokaw of NBC-TV on Sunday, August 24, 2008. What the Speaker had to say about theologians and their positions regarding abortion was not only misinformed; it was also, and especially, utterly incredible in this day and age.

We are blessed in the 21st century with crystal-clear photographs and action films of the living realities within their pregnant mothers. No one with the slightest measure of integrity or honor could fail to know what these marvelous beings manifestly, clearly, and obviously are, as they smile and wave into the world outside the womb. In simplest terms, they are human beings with an inalienable right to live, a right that the Speaker of the House of Representatives is bound to defend at all costs for the most basic of ethical reasons. They are not parts of their mothers, and what they are depends not at all upon the opinions of theologians of any faith. Anyone who dares to defend that they may be legitimately killed because another human being "chooses" to do so or for any other equally ridiculous reason should not be providing leadership in a civilized democracy worthy of the name.

Edward Cardinal Egan

Archbishop of New York

What gets me about this is that faced with an issue about which we have, as Cardinal Egan says, cutting edge technology that shows us that the child in the womb is, in fact, a child, people like Pelosi makes appeals to 5th century theology based on pre-modern embryology to wish away that reality. But, you see, it's the Catholic Church that can't keep with the times.

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Any ideas on the morality of voting for a McCain-Palin ticket and praying that McCain dies before he gets us into a war with Russia and/or China and/or Iran and/or Venezuela and/or North Korea and/or Syria?

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