In his analysis below, my CKW confrere Christopher Blosser ably dissects Senator Kerry's scandalous apologia for the murder of unborn babies, concluding with President Bush's straight-forward rejection of forcing taxpayers to fund America's abortion holocaust.
As many readers of this blog, I share the conviction cogently conveyed by Ipissima Verba in the folowing commentary that the real answer to CINO Kerry's betrayal of the babies and, above all, of his Catholic faith must come—at long last—from more than a mere handful of Catholic bishops, however commendable their defense of the faith.
As Brian writes:
Last night, John Kerry stood before America and suggested that one could be Catholic and supportive of abortion "rights." There is a name for what he did; it's called giving scandal to the Church.
It is, in a way, fitting that he made his scandalous stand in St. Louis, home to one of the few bishops with the courage to stand up to pro-abortion "Catholic" politicians.
His act of defiance, though, was not merely to Archbishop Burke; it was to all the bishops, the Holy Father, and Holy Mother Church. And in so doing, he gave great scandal to the Church by communicating to the American public on national television, that one can be both Catholic, and pro-abortion.
It is long past time for the bishops, as a body, to respond to this in a forceful manner, by denouncing Kerry's hideous implication. Will it cause some outrage in political circles? Perhaps. But, they have a responsibility to protect the integrity of the public image of the Church. [Editor's Note: And, may we add, what is more important, the integrity of the Catholic faith.]
This farcical game has gone on for far too long, and certain bishops have been enabling it. The bishops who know better need to take the bull by the horns, and speak out loudly, and soon. [Emphasis added.]
Ongoing commentary by the editors of CatholicKerryWatch
Sen. John Kerry stands with Kate Michelman (right) President of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Since 1995, Michelman's group has given Kerry a 100% rating for his voting record to defend abortion.