Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Funny No One Makes This Connection

Remember late last year and again earlier this year when Bishop Weigan publicly confronted Governor Gray Davis? Now, less than a year later, Davis is about to be recalled as governor. I know there are other reasons but to the person of faith this raises an interesting question what would be the real effect if more bishops took to task those who wear the name "Catholic" and then publicly oppose the teachings of the Catholic Church?

From National Catholic Register:

"The message is blunt: Abortion hurts women and is the direct killing of children, and any politician who promotes such a heinous thing shouldn't receive Communion.
That's what Sacramento, Calif., Bishop William Weigand said to Gov. Gray Davis.
But Davis said he's going to continue to receive Communion anyway.
Bishop Weigand repeated his opinion twice: Once in a pro-life Mass marking the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and once in an interview with the Register on Jan. 27.

In the Mass, Bishop Weigand explained that one cannot be Catholic and pro-abortion.

'I have to say clearly that anyone - politician or otherwise - who thinks it is acceptable for a Catholic to be pro-abortion is in very great error, puts his or her soul at risk and is not in good standing with the Church,' Bishop Weigand said. 'Such a person should have the integrity to acknowledge this and choose of his own volition to abstain from receiving holy Communion until he has a change of heart.'
Davis has taken exception to Bishop Weigand's statement and says he will neither stop taking Communion nor renounce legalized abortion."