Wednesday, June 6, 2007

"I don't personally believe in abortion, but...."

A bishop with backbone, Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, stood up to Rudy Giuliani for a position commonly held by pro-choice pols. As you read the article you will see just how easy it is to clearly and briefly articulate church teaching. It's really quite simple.

I'll get you started here and you can follow the link to Zenit for the rest.

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Date: 2007-06-05

Providence Prelate Blasts Giuliani

Calls His Abortion Stance "Pathetic"

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, JUNE 5, 2007 ( Bishop Thomas Tobin blasted Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani in the Rhode Island Catholic newspaper, calling the former New York mayor's position on abortion "pathetic and confusing" and "hypocritical."

In a column published Thursday, Bishop Tobin spoke out against the candidate's positions, citing a speech Giuliani gave at Houston Baptist College.

Giuliani said he believes abortion is morally wrong but that the viewpoints of those who think it is right must be respected.

Bishop Tobin wrote: "Rudy's explanation is a classic expression of the position on abortion we've heard from weak-kneed politicians so frequently in recent years:

Go to for Prelate Blasts Rudy Giuliani

Incidentally, lightening struck the building just as Rudy Giuliani was explaining his position on abortion. The American Papist has it covered, along with a video clip from YouTube. That's two strikes. We can only pray that Mr. Giuliani is getting the message loud and clear.

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