May 13, 2006

Politics in church is okay, except for pro-life

Andrea Burman of Northridge wins our unofficial "great point of the week" award for her letter to the editor in this week's issue of The Tidings.

She writes, "I thought politics weren't allowed on church property, yet what's this I hear? We can't collect signatures to save the lives of babies and teenaged girls on church property because the Parents Right to Know initiative is political, but we will now be instructed to fill out postcards on immigration reform, in the pews during Mass?...When will our church leaders stop saying that 'abortion is one of many life issues' and take abortion more seriously?"

Amen -- and thank you, Andrea! You have said a mouthful, as the old expression goes.

10 Comments:

Anonymous DAve said...

Yeah!!! the "get behind the UFW party line" message was WAY more than I needed in the pew. This is just rehashed liberation theology. More "least of these needs a handout"... we have enough citizens struggling to keep their head above water already...

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Blogger Kristin said...

I totally agree, I wish the bishops were this united with the pro-life cause.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you send this to Judie Brown at American Life League. I bet she will raise her voice in the matter as well.
JBrown@all.org

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Anonymous MVH said...

Yeah, well this "campaign" is no shock. On the Sunday after those first demonstrations by the illegals, the priest celebrating the mass we attend ended his homily with the exhortation that justice and love are the directives for a Christian today and that we must be on the side of "nuestra raza."

The solution to the immigration problem is complex enough. And although I agreed with that priest that we must be just in finding a solution to the problem of illegal immigration, and the Church must be a voice of reason, justice and moderation, we do not need members of the clergy taking sides in such an obvious manner. And besides, I thought that the only "raza" that is God's are those who do his will regardles of legal status.

One good thing is that the vicar of our parish had people with petitions for the "parent's right to know" inititive. For several weeks he'd go in to every mass before the final blessing to ask people to sign those petitions. He said that they couldn't be signed on church grounds because of some rule that forbids political activity on the grounds.

Well I guess it's time we lay people decide what we want in our priests. Either we want active priests, or we want activist priests [a la Boff]. Folks there is a difference.

People, it's time to decide.

11:31 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear MVH,

Glad to hear your parish has a pro-life assistant! He sounds great. Wish every parish had someone like him.

12:24 AM  

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