May 12, 2020 @ 8:30 AM

In defense of my Bishop. 


Bishop Tobin tweeted the other day.  Many supported him, but many bombarded him with negative tweets.  The negative tweets were mostly by pro-choice zealots, Trump, Christian, and God-haters, all of whom do not understand the role of a sitting Bishop when it comes to church doctrine.  Bishop Tobin's job is to do just what he did.   As a Catholic, you cannot be pro-abortion or pro-choice and be a Catholic.  Abortion is unacceptable in the Catholic Church's teachings.  His job is to admonish the sin when he sees it even if he sees it in a Catholic newspaper; it doesn't make a difference.

Bishop Tobin dares to speak out on this issue, which is going to be important in this year’s general election.  I applaud his stand. He speaks the truth.  Even if you take religion out of the issue, people are going to have to decide pro-abortion or pro-life.  Or, put another way pro-death or pro-life.

If you are a Catholic politician, then you must know that the abortion cannonball is shooting across your bow.  The old Mario Cuomo argument about being personally opposed as a Catholic on moral grounds, but not having the right to impose personal religious views on society does not hold water.   It is not about religious morals; it is about a fundamental human right to life.

“Abortion is profoundly anti-women. Three-quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers.” Mother Theresa