Pope Benedict: Catholic Church's "Principal" Policy Focus is Pro-Life View

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Via Life News I learned of these encouraging statements from the Holy Father (full Papal address can be found here):

"As far as the Catholic Church is concerned, the principal focus of her interventions in the public arena is the protection and promotion of the dignity of the person”...

..."[S]he is thereby consciously drawing particular attention to principles which are not negotiable," the pope added, referring to the church's pro-life stance...

...He called on the lawmakers to reject the society that is developing that causes people to say Christians should keep their pro-life views to themselves.

What say ye now, Tim Kaine?

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Davis said:

Am I the only one who finds it odd that Kaine uses Catholicism to justify is opposition to the death penalty, but not abortion?

Shaun Kenney said:

No, you are not.

I'm sure Bishop Loverde and Bishop DiLorenzo find it equally odd.

Unfortunately, I doubt we'll see a release from our Virginia Catholic Conference on this anytime soon... though one can hold our for hope.

Davis said:

What makes Kaine's position on these issues even more ironic, and I double-checked the Catechism on this one, is this:

Catholic Dogma is completely opposed to abortion, but allows for the death penalty in certain cases.

I wonder if Kaine has ever tried to explain that one.

Sophrosyne said:

Kaine is using his faith as a political shield only when politically expedient... nothing more.

Sophrosyne said:


Did you see the "Voter Guide" the VCC put out for the 2005 elections? It was really terrible (IMHO)... and up here in the Arlington Diocese I hear they really cracked down on churches distributing outside lit (I know my church went crazy over the issue). What can be done!

Shaun Kenney said:

Send a letter to the VCC with a copy of the offending document, and ask for an letter clarifying Church teaching and asking why the VCC will not endorse pro-life values.

When you don't receive one, send a letter Bishop's Loverde and DiLorenzo.

When you still don't receive a response, send a letter to the USCCB.

Then, after all four venues have ignored you, take copies of all four letters and send a copy to the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome...

Sophrosyne said:

Have you done this before? Sounds like it...

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