DETROIT (LSN.ca) – In an address from Detroit Cardinal Adam Maida read in all 308 parishes of the archdiocese Sunday, the Cardinal told Catholics that in deciding how to vote they must consider “most importantly” the candidate's stand on abortion. The cardinal said that the pro-life position “must shape our political judgments and our decisions about how we vote.”
Read on Respect Life Sunday, Cardinal Maida's letter admonished politicians saying: “Catholic public officials have a special moral obligation to understand and accept wholeheartedly the Church's teaching on the dignity of innocent human life; they may never advocate for, or actively support, legislation which would allow direct attacks on innocent human life. When it is impossible to overturn or prevent passage of a law that allows or promotes abortion, an elected official should always seek to limit the harm done by such laws. Nor can Catholic political leaders justify inaction with regard to the dignity of human life simply on the grounds that abortion is the law of the land, because ultimately, there is a higher law, the law of God.”
Without mentioning her name, the message was clearly aimed at Democratic candidate for Governor Jennifer Granholm, who is pro-abortion while claiming to be a Catholic. Her non-Catholic Republican opponent told the media, “I am proud to stand with Cardinal Maida and leaders of faith across this state in defense of life.”
To see the Cardinal's full letter click here.
To see the Detroit News coverage click here.
(This update courtesy of LifeSite News.)