Our California Catholic Bishops have come out forthrightly for Proposition 4, the abortion notification initiative, that requires notification of at least one adult family member when a minor is contemplating having an abortion. They have said this is just "common sense" and they're right.
But our California Bishops have been notably silent on the choice of a President. Here's where the senselessness kicks in.
As Fr. Malloy points out in the preceding post, Senator Obama has promised, as his first act in office, to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, which will automatically overturn Proposition 4. So all the work that the Bishops have done, all the money that has been contributed, all the work the volunteers have done will be for nothing if Barack Obama is elected.
A number of Bishops around the country understand this and for this reason they have either explicitly or in barely veiled terms told their flocks that it is immoral to vote for Barack Obama.
It's time for our California Bishops to do the same.
Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney