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San Diego Bishop: Faithful Catholics May Support Abortion

Bishop McElroy decries use of abortion as a "litmus test" for proving whether someone is a faithful Catholic.

Editor’s Note: The original version of this post stated that Bishop McElroy is Nancy Pelosi’s bishop. He is not. The article has been edited to reflect that.

Some may take issue with my headline but this is exactly what Bishop McElroy of San Diego is saying in a virtual Georgetown event, that faithful Catholics may support abortion.

via Catholic News Agency:

With the inauguration of Joe Biden as just the second Catholic president in United States history, “some bishops want to recast the presence and tone of the conference in the public order,” said Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego at an online event on Monday.

These bishops, he said, “argue that abortion is not merely a ‘preeminent’ issue in Catholic Social Teaching, but rather constitutes the de facto litmus test for determining whether a Catholic public official is a faithful Catholic, and for determining whether the overall policy stances of non-Catholic officials can be considered morally legitimate.”

He added that “if adopted, such a position will reduce the common good to a single issue.”

He needs to rephrase that. Seriously. The Church’s teaching that some sins are so evil that they cry to heaven for justice does not “reduce the common good.”

This is like saying that those Nazis who professed “Catholicism” and who supported the Holocaust could be considered faithful Catholics. I once knew an elderly German lady who remembered what it was like under Hitler’s regime. She told me if it weren’t for that Holocaust stuff that he was a very good leader and that things greatly improved in Germany under his leadership. Nonsense.

Pray for Bishop McElroy and all the bishops.

PHOTO CREDIT: Archdiocese of San Diego

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