Seen on the web: Plenty of blame to go around for abortion

“One must remember that problems within the Church laity have their roots in those within the clergy.

A crew of Jesuit intellectuals devised the “I’m personally opposed but” mantra which was picked up by the Kennedys and Mario Cuomo in the ’70’s and several years later in a speech at Fordham University, Chicago’s prelate and hierarchal prince, Joseph Bernadin minimized oppostion to pre-natal infanticide with his “Seamless garment” rationale (which was meant to defuse anti-abortion activity by New York’s John O’Connor.

This also gave a cover for Democratic Catholics who switched sides in droves to avail themselves of Planned Parenthood and Emily’s List Funding.

Here in Arizona, the Diocese’s then Legislative Liasion would lecture out raged pro-life legislators that they were no morally better since they opposed public welfare programs and progressive taxation.

Rome should clean up the problem at its source, but it seems that doctrinal discipline went out the window after 1958.”

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