Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Bishops are finally speaking out

I am gratified to see that some Catholic bishops are finally speaking out.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Archbishop John Vlazny is criticizing Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, a Catholic, for playing host to a pro-abortion rights fundraiser Friday night in Portland.

Vlazny, head of the Archdiocese of Portland, says it's an "embarrassment" for Catholics that Kulongoski is hosting the event two days before the church conducts its annual "Respect Life" mass in Portland to show opposition to abortion.

Kulongoski is a longtime supporter of a woman's right to choose an abortion. Spokeswoman Anna Richter Taylor says he has "respect and admiration" for the archbishop, but the two "obviously disagree" on the abortion issue.

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