Skip to comments.Catholic Bishop: Catholic Politicians can't support Evil of Abortion without 'spiritual consequences'.
Posted on 05/11/2021 4:57:11 PM PDT by Marchmain
Supporting the evil of abortion has “spiritual consequences,” Bishop Robert F. Vasa of the Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa warned.
In a statement May 4, the California bishop joined a growing chorus of church leaders in urging Catholic politicians who support abortion to repent and “open their hearts to God’s converting grace.”
Vasa issued the statement in support of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone who published a strong pro-life pastoral letter, “Before I Formed You in the Womb I Knew You,” earlier this month.
“I commend the Archbishop for offering encouragement to Catholics in public life who advocate for life,” Vasa said. “I join him in asking that those who participate in or support this grotesque industry to actually look at the evil that is being done and open their hearts to God converting grace.”
Addressing Catholic politicians specifically, the bishop said nothing can justify the killing of an unborn child in an abortion.
“I, too, call upon those in public life, especially Catholics, to recognize that the killing involved in an abortion is not in any way justifiable or defensible,” Vasa said. “They cannot support such evil and expect no spiritual consequences.”
He mourned the complacency that so many Americans display regarding abortion today, continuing: “We have lived with abortion in our country for nearly 50 years. Perhaps our hearts have grown calloused to the moral and physical evil of this denial of humanity.”
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So glad another good one is speaking up. God bless him.
Vasa is definitely one of the good Bishops. He started in eastern Oregon.
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