(AP) — Roman Catholic voters and lawmakers must heed church teaching on abortion or risk losing their eternal salvation, U.S. bishops said yesterday.
"The direct and intentional destruction of innocent human life is always wrong and is not just one issue among many," the bishops stated. "It must always be opposed."
The bishops didn't recommend specific policies or candidates in the 2008 election and emphasized "principled debate" is needed to decide what best promotes the common good. But they warned Catholics that their votes for politicians and laws affect more than just civic life.
"Political choices faced by citizens have an impact on general peace and prosperity and also may affect individual salvation," the bishops stated. "Similarly, the kinds of laws and policies supported by public officials affect their spiritual well-being."
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops overwhelmingly adopted the statement, "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship," as they ended the public session of their fall meeting...
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Thursday, November 15, 2007
OFFICIAL: Pro-Choice Vote = Mortal Sin
THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: I've said this on this blog before, and taken a lot of heat for it. "Pro-Choice" voting, whereby a candidate is favored because (s)he wants to keep abortion legal, is a MORTAL SIN. If you knowingly and willingly vote for a Pro-Abortion (so called "Pro-Choice") candidate, because you yourself are "Pro-Choice," you put your immortal soul in danger of hell fire. Now after years of Vatican prodding, it looks like the US Catholic bishops have overwhelmingly agreed to say the same thing...