Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Mexican Cardinal Says those who Promote Abortion cannot be Catholic

While US bishops continue to line up on either side of divided opinion about pro-abortion 'Catholic' politicians' reception of communion, Church officials outside the US are becoming ever more outspoken. The President of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care, and the Mexican Theological Society, Javier Cardinal Lozano Barragán, said at a conference on Pastoral Health Care in Mexico City that any group that promotes or participates in abortion cannot be considered Catholic. "Those who encourage abortion, those who obtain abortions, those who perform them, are outside the Church," he said.

He said that the Church would never relax its vigilance against abortion. "The Fifth Commandment says, thou shall not kill. Abortion kills, therefore it is murder, and the worst part is that it's the mother who kills her own, defenseless child," he said.

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