Sunday, October 12, 2008

On Certain Political Questions

In the latest strong pre-election appeal to emerge from the Stateside bench, Bishops Kevin Farrell of Dallas and Kevin Vann of Fort Worth have told their flocks in a joint pastoral letter that a "vote for a candidate who supports the intrinsic evil of abortion or 'abortion rights' when there is a morally acceptable alternative would be to cooperate in the evil -- and, therefore, [is] morally impermissible."

Elsewhere in the three-page statement, the neighboring prelates underscored that:
"[I]ssues of prudential judgment are not morally equivalent to issues involving intrinsic evils. No matter how right a given candidate is on any of these issues, it does not outweigh a candidate's unacceptable position in favor of an intrinsic evil such as abortion or the protection of 'abortion rights.'" (Emphasis original.)
Dated Wednesday and released early last Friday, fulltext is available (in PDF) on the homepage of the Diocese of Dallas.

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