"Scaremonger" Priest Addresses FOCA at Knights of Columbus Meeting
Last night, during our monthly Knights of Columbus meeting here in Norwalk, our chaplain, Fr. Doug, addressed FOCA and its implications. As part of his presentation, Fr. Doug used this FOCA Fact Sheet, which is put out by the USCCB.
The USCCB fact sheet refers to the Freedom of Choice Act as the "most radical abortion legislation in U.S. history", and opens with this:
Myth: The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) basically codifies the Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade.The USCCB fact sheet then goes on to describe in detail some of these additional assaults on what few protections the unborn do have left.
Fact: In allowing and promoting abortion, FOCA goes far beyond even Roe.
But wait. How can we believe our Bishops on this matter?
After all, we've been told that our U.S. Bishops and those priests (like Fr. Doug) who promote this view of FOCA and who warn of the impending disaster for the unborn that it represents are nothing more than "scaremongers". Meanwhile, held up in contrast to these "scaremongers", is Prof. Kmiec, who is cited as an "authority" for the proposition that, in fact, FOCA does nothing more than codify the judicial status quo. In other words, pay no attention to what your "scaremonger" Bishops and priests are telling you about FOCA; the guy who seems to have changed his views on virtually every important topic of the day in order to back President-elect Obama is telling us that the legislation that Obama claims would be his first order of business is really not such a big deal after all.
I suppose that helps some people sleep better at night.