Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Bishops Draft a Letter to President-Elect Obama

A friend sent me a link to this article in the Chicago Tribune about the fall national assembly of bishops. I particularly was moved by one bishop's quote:

"Any one of us here would consider it a privilege to die tomorrow--die tomorrow!--to bring about the end of abortion."
- Auxiliary Bishop Robert Hermann of St. Louis

The article references a letter that the bishops wrote to incoming President Obama. The letter begins with a wonderful summary of some of the most important issues to Catholics - education, peace, health care, and economic justice. I was glad to see an optimistic theme of cooperation and hope that runs through the letter.

But the letter primarily focuses on the issue that is at the forefront of many Catholics' minds after the election - abortion. The bishops articulate their opposition to the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), a law that Obama has promised to pass as president, which would abolish all restrictions on abortion at the Federal and State level.

Please join me in signing the Fight FOCA petition.

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