Letter To The Editor
Published: March 5, 2009
To the Editor:
Regarding the unfortunate and insensitive remarks by SSPX Bishop Williamson about the Holocaust, (The Georgia Bulletin, Feb. 12), Archbishop Gregory said in his statement regarding those remarks, “You can’t consider yourself a disciple of the Lord and hold or maintain or propose beliefs that run contrary to the Gospel.” That statement holds true for me and for every other Catholic.
Using the same rationale, can the 54 percent of Catholics, including bishops, priests and religious, who supported and voted for a pro-abortion president, with a decidedly pro-abortion agenda and administration, be considered as “disciples of the Lord,” when their very act of supporting and voting for a pro-abortion person ran counter to the teachings of the Catholic Church on such morally grave issues?
I appreciate the joint statement issued by the archbishop and the American Jewish Committee on Catholic and Jewish relations. I would hope another statement would be forthcoming which would join our religions together in expressing total opposition to abortion and to respect the sanctity and dignity of all human life.
Frank J. Petraglia, Marietta