Monday, June 08, 2009

American Papist Issues Challenge to Left-Leaning Catholics: "No More Claiming US Bishops Are 'Partisan' on Abortion"

Tom Peters has issued a challenge to certain left-leaning Catholics "in the interest of dialogue":
I challenge them to explicitly and totally repudiate the pernicious claim that US Bishops, when they speak about abortion, are engaging in "partisan politics." This same claim is similarly made about American Catholics when they, essentially, mimic the talking points of the US Bishops.

The claim that US Bishops, and those who agree with them, are "partisan" when it comes to abortion is deeply hypocritcal, because such a claim is, itself, a partisan charge made exclusively by liberals.
Tom then goes on to quote L'Osservatore Romano (which the Catholic left has recently taken to treating with magesterial authority) against them:
"Obviously the Holy See and L’Osservatore Romano have been, are and will be fully at the side of the U.S. bishops in their commitment in favor of the inviolability of human life in whatever stage of its existence.

Other interpretations have no foundation, especially those that have wanted to use the newspaper’s articles to make it appear that the teachings of the U.S. episcopate on the inherent evil of abortion were an exercise in partisan politics, supposedly in contrast with a different strategy of the Holy See."
(emphasis added)

So, will the Catholic left now be willing to abandon the claim that the Bishops are acting out of partisan interests or in a partisan manner now that L'OR has put that little calumny to rest?

I'm not holding my breath.

(Hat tip: Opinionated Catholic)

Labels: , , , , , , , , ,

7 Comments:

At 6/08/2009 3:14 PM, Anonymous Phillip said...

Now what is Vox Nova going to say?

 
At 6/08/2009 5:55 PM, Anonymous Donald R. McClarey said...

"Now what is Vox Nova going to say?"

Something lengthy and beside the point no doubt.

 
At 6/09/2009 10:18 AM, Blogger craig said...

If the pope fully supports the US bishops, why didn't HE condemn Notre Dame for inviting Obama?

It is not the US bishop's stance on abortion that is partisan.

It's their relentless attacks on Dems who are not "pro-life enough" and their whole-hearted support for republicans no matter what crimes they have committed (i.e. torture, wars, lies)that is partisan.

 
At 6/09/2009 11:45 AM, Anonymous paul zummo said...

It's their relentless attacks on Dems who are not "pro-life enough" and their whole-hearted support for republicans no matter what crimes they have committed (i.e. torture, wars, lies)that is partisan.

Craig, what color is the sky in your world? Because I want to know the plant you're living on where the US Bishops have given "whole-hearted" support to the GOP.

 
At 6/09/2009 12:59 PM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

Yeah, that statement, alone, sort of discredits any meritorious thing Craig might have otherwise said.

 
At 6/09/2009 5:11 PM, Blogger craig said...

No answer to the question:

"If the pope fully supports the US bishops, why didn't HE condemn Notre Dame for inviting Obama?"

How nonpartisan of you.

 
At 6/09/2009 6:07 PM, Blogger Darwin said...

Craig,

The pope has not explicitly supported the US Bishops in advocating more open immigration and more health care spending in the US -- does that mean that they're only being partisan on those issues?

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

hit counter for blogger