Thursday, July 24, 2003

My email to Senator Durbin

See the previous post for the reason for my email.

Dear Senator Durbin,

I read with interest your comments in today's Tribune that "There are many Catholics who see [the abortion issue] much differently than Mr. Pryor."

That is not true. If you don't believe abortion is a grave moral evil, you are not Catholic. Here is what the pope has to say, in the strongest possible infallible language:

"Therefore, by the authority which Christ conferred upon Peter and his Successors, in communion with the Bishops-who on various occasions have condemned abortion and who in the aforementioned consultation, albeit dispersed throughout the world, have shown unanimous agreement concerning this doctrine-I declare that direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, always constitutes a grave moral disorder, since it is the deliberate killing of an innocent human being." (Evangelium Vitae)

I pray that you will either change your mind on this issue or cease representing yourself as a Catholic.

[Athanasius] Ph.D.

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