American Papist Exclusive: Archbishop Listecki sets the record straight on "Young Catholics for Choice"
Thomas Peters at American Papist has an exclusive story on a statement from Archbishop Listecki of Milwaukee regarding “Young Catholics for Choice.”
Here is Peter’s report:
Exclusive: Archbishop Listecki sets the record straight on “Young Catholics for Choice”
I am overjoyed to see that the incoming Archbishop of Milwaukee, Jerome E. Listecki, today set the record straight on the Church’s teaching. Here is the text of the Archbishop-Designate’s statement (bolding is my own):
“It has come to my attention that an organization calling itself “Young Catholics for Choice” has recently entered into collaboration with Family Planning HealthServices of Wausau. Through media advertising, “Young Catholics for Choice” is attempting to convey the message that Catholics can disregard Church teaching regarding contraception, abortion and human sexuality in general and remain Catholics in good standing.
Nothing could be further from the truth. While people can call themselves whatever they want, it is my duty as a bishop to state clearly and unequivocally that by professing and disseminating views in grave contradiction to Catholic teaching, members of organizations like “Young Catholics for Choice” in fact disown their Catholic heritage, tragically distancing themselves from that communion with the Church to which they are called. We pray that they may reconcile their position which is contrary to the Catholic Faith they claim to profess.”
Catholics For Choice, as I also mentioned earlier today, is very active here in Washington DC trying to create support for the flawed health care bill which will be voted on … even arguing for the inclusion of an expanded abortion mandate in the final legislation!