31 May 2007

Cardinal speaks out against abortion

Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien will use a speech he is giving at the 40th anniversary of the abortion act in the UK to remind Catholic MP's who defend abortion that they should not partake in communion, and they risk their full membership in the Catholic Church.

In his sermon, Cardinal O'Brien will urge voters to consider rejecting candidates who are in favour of abortion. Typically, not everyone is in favour of what the Cardinal has to say. Scottish Liberal member Jeremy Purvis accuses the Cardinal of using 'inflammatory' language, saying:
"It is not right that we would be seen to be put under pressure, or indeed some members threatened, by a religious leader on what is a very sensitive issue."

I'm just glad that we have a Cardinal with the balls to stand up and say what needs to be said. If you are a Catholic, you don't pick and choose the bits you like. You're either Catholic, or you are not, and you take all the hardship that brings. Supporting abortion is NOT an option. If you support abortion, the you ain't Catholic, it's very simple. I find it so sad that this needs to be discussed, for a true Catholic abortion support wouldn't even be a consideration. Good on Cardinal O'Brien, long may he continue to say what needs to be said.

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