- Feb 23, 2020
Rhode Island’s Catholic bishop has responded to the controversy created by a priest who said he’d deny communion to state legislators who support abortion and then defended his stance by saying abortion is worse than pedophilia.
A prominent associate professor of theological and social ethics at Jesuit-run Fordham University and, until recently, a longtime board member of Democrats For Life, said Feb. 6 the Democratic Party’s support for abortion at any stage has driven him away from the party.
Catholicism may not always be the solution to rotten politics – but for a broad swath of the world, its representatives are at least willing to say out loud that their emperors have no clothes.
Organized by the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Days at the Capitol Jan. 28 and 29 brought some 200 pro-life advocates representing the Miami Archdiocese and the state’s six dioceses.
The pastor of a Rhode Island church issued a flier which said that every state legislator who voted last year to preserve the right to an abortion in state law would be denied communion.
Meeting with a group of U.S. bishops this week, Pope Francis warned against seeming to participate in partisan politics and instead have the Church limit itself to promoting Christian values as people prepare to vote.