Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Straight Talk from B16

That's what I like about Pope Benedict XVI. When asked about life, there's no beating around the bush.

The Pope was asked whether he supported Mexican Church leaders threatening to excommunicate leftist parliamentarians who last month voted to legalize abortion in Mexico City.

"Yes, this excommunication was not an arbitrary one but is allowed by Canon (church) law which says that the killing of an innocent child is incompatible with receiving communion, which is receiving the body of Christ," he said.

This will probably be ignored by our own catholic politicians but they can't say that they don't know what the Churches teachings on abortion is.

And as Catholic voters, we should understand what the Holy Father is saying to us. What are the Presidential Candidates views on this important issue.

During the Democrat debates the question was posed to them about what they thought of the U.S. Supreme Courts decision to uphold the Ban on Partial Birth Abortion. Their answer was not surprising but we tend to ignore this answer (...they are for allowing PBA) because we may like what they have to say on other issues.

The Republicans aren't any better. I look at the candidates jocking for position and the pack leaders are afraid to admit there support for abortion. What are they thinking? They can fool us into liking what the say on other issues?

I'm not impressed and a little frustrated at the selection. But I'm still looking and collecting data. I don't consider myself Democrat or Republican or even Libertarian or Independent.

I will vote for whomever I feel is best for office and I will vote with my Catholic conscience.

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