Friday, June 11, 2004

Good Point...

From Catholics giving governor a pass on abortion? | The San Diego Union-Tribune:

"In January 2003, Sacramento Roman Catholic Bishop William Wiegand publicly chastised then-Gov. Gray Davis for supporting abortion rights while professing to be a Catholic.

Wiegand delivered a homily saying the Democrat and any other Catholic who 'thinks it is acceptable for a Catholic to be pro-abortion is in very great error' and 'puts his or her soul at risk.' He recommended that Davis refrain from taking Communion.

In recent months, a variety of conservative Catholic groups have launched a campaign against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, a Catholic who favors abortion rights. Some bishops have criticized Kerry and other Catholic politicians who support such rights, saying they should be denied Communion.

Yet the Sacramento bishop and other conservative Catholics have steered clear of publicly attacking Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, perhaps the nation's most prominent Republican Catholic who favors abortion rights. "