The diary of a priest, being random thoughts and various things of possible interest from the founding pastor (now retired) of Our Lady of the Atonement Church in San Antonio, Texas.
24 November 2009
Despite what you read in the newspapers, Bishop Tobin isn't telling Patrick Kennedy how to vote. Young Patrick can vote however he wants, on any issue he wants. He can vote in support of abortion until his eyes cross and the cows come home. All the bishop has told him is that if he does that, he can't receive Holy Communion.
Is that so tough for Patrick and his friends to understand? No one's cramping his style. The bishop's just pointing out that if you make a left-hand turn, you can't make a right-hand turn at the same time.
So, Patrick, don't lay this on the bishop. You have a choice. Support abortion and endanger your immortal soul, or support life and grow closer to Christ. You're pro-choice, right? So choose.
Fr. Christopher George Phillips