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Bishop Tobin Releases Statement on Catholic Politicians and Abortion

Gina Raimondo, the Democratic candidate for governor, has made it very clear that despite being a Catholic she's radically pro-abortion, even to the point of backing partial birth abortion.

‘The Catholic Church has a clear position and I have a clear position…I am clearly pro-choice,’’ Raimondo said, following a news conference in which she won the endorsement of Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island.

Bishop Thomas Tobin released a statement on Catholic politicians who support abortion:

It is always disappointing when a Catholic candidate for political office abandons the teaching of the Church on the dignity of human life for the sake of self-serving political gain. Such actions demonstrate an inexcusable lack of moral courage. The Bishops of the United Sates addressed this situation in saying that when a Catholic, in his or her personal or professional life, knowingly repudiates the Church’s teaching on moral issues, that individual diminishes his or her communion with the Church.

Pope Francis has explained how evil abortion really is, that every aborted child bears the face of Jesus Christ. Similarly, I wish to remind Catholics of the Diocese of Providence, in the clearest terms possible: Abortion is a sin, and those who provide it, promote it and support it will be held accountable by Almighty God for the unjust death of unborn children.
Of course he doesn't name Raimondo but I think that's where the power of the statement really abides. It's to everyone.


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