Monday, November 5, 2012

Coincidences

Via Boing Boing, this PDF:
DIOCESE OF GREEN BAY
P.O. Box 23825 • Green Bay, WI 54305-3825 • 920-272-8194 • FAX 920-435-1330
OFFICE OF THE BISHOP

October 24, 2012
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

AN IMPORTANT MOMENT

It is almost time to vote and to make our choices for president and other political offices both local and national.

You have often heard it said that this is a turning point in our country’s history and I could not agree more.

The Church is not a political organism, but as you hopefully have learned in the US Bishops Faithful Citizenship material (which we have made widely available to you in the parishes, in the Compass and on-line), the Church has the responsibility to speak out regarding moral issues, especially on those issues that impact the “common good” and the “dignity of the human person.”

I would like to review some of the principles to keep in mind as you approach the voting booth to complete your ballot. The first is the set of non-negotiables. These are areas that are “intrinsically evil” and cannot be supported by anyone who is a believer in God or the common good or the dignity of the human person.

They are:

1. abortion
2. euthanasia
3. embryonic stem cell research
4. human cloning
5. homosexual “marriage”

These are intrinsically evil. “A well-formed Christian conscience does not permit one to vote for a political program that contradicts fundamental contents of faith and morals.” Intrinsically evil actions are those which have an evil object. In other words, an act is evil by its very nature and to choose an action of this type puts one in grave moral danger.
Via Le Show, something that must be completely unrelated:
Jury awards $500,000 to boy groped by priest
By Francis McCabe
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

Posted: Nov. 2, 2012 | 1:27 p.m.
Updated: Nov. 3, 2012 | 2:41 a.m.

A jury awarded $500,000 to a Las Vegas man who said the Green Bay, Wis., Catholic Diocese was negligent for sending a priest, who groped him at age 13, to Las Vegas.

12 comments:

mikey said...

Simply put, religious bigotry is incompatible with democratic freedom.

This is why we don't wish to live in a theocracy....

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

This post gets fairly regular traffic. I would simply repeat most of what I said in there.

Adding: Tax the FUCK out of them. Tax them into non-existence.

Another Kiwi said...

What? Cloning is ebbul? We take that very harshly.

Smut Clyde said...

You have often heard it said that this is a turning point in our country’s history and I could not agree more.

Well, if you keep hearing that "time X is a turning point in your country's history" for all values of X, then your country's history is a fractal. A dragon curve, possibly, or a Peano curve.

Smut Clyde said...

What? Cloning is ebbul?
Sorry, identical twins, the Bishop has decreed that you are abominations.

M. Bouffant said...

US Bishops Faithful Citizenship material
Hoo boy.

Substance McGravitas said...

It's kept unmarried Catholics completely intercourse-free!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Clamming is still o.k., isn't it?
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Dr.KennethNoisewater said...

1. abortion
2. euthanasia
3. embryonic stem cell research
4. human cloning
5. homosexual “marriage”
6. child molestation totally cool

Dr.KennethNoisewater said...

What? Cloning is ebbul? We take that very harshly.

Yeah, of course you do, since Riddled is pretty much just the internet's version of the island of Dr. Moreau.

Smut Clyde said...

Trufax: my PhD supervisor (back a few careers ago when I was still a physicist) was a Dr Bill Moreau.

Dr.KennethNoisewater said...

But he did he have his own island?