Sunday, October 10, 2010

Time to Walk the Walk

This may have slipped past your notice (it escaped mine), but it’s a great article. It appeared in The Observer last month and it was my dad who recently called my attention to it.

http://www.ndsmcobserver.com/viewpoint/denying-communion-to-gov-mcdonnell-1.1644882

The author talks about how a Catholic Democratic politician was censured by the church for his pro-choice stance, while a Catholic Republican politician met with no such response when he rejected a petition for pardon of a death sentence. This is something that has always bothered me about the “pro-life” movement in general. If they really want to defend life, they should defend ALL life. Regardless of your opinions about abortion and capital punishment you have to admit that this is a convincing argument. Catholics, and really everyone, should form their beliefs and not allow political affiliations to compromise them.

1 comment:

Bill said...

As attorney general, McDonnell also openly advocated for legislation that would expand Virginia's use of the death penalty, and spoke out against then-governor Kaine for vetoing said legislation.

http://www.oag.state.va.us/PRESS_RELEASES/NewsArchive/032607_Death_Penalty.html