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Congratulations to Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone of San Francisco. At last. Honest and true. [I Was Raised Catholic]

The archbishop of San Francisco has written a letter which you can see in it's entirety.

"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you."

In essence:

"To my fellow Catholics who openly advocate for the legitimacy of abortion, I beg you to heed the perennial call to conversion God Himself addresses to His people down through the ages: “I call heaven and earth today to witness against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the Lord, your God, obeying his voice, and holding fast to him. For that will mean life for you, a long life for you to live on the land which the Lord swore to your ancestors, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give to them” (Dt 30:19–20). Your Catholic ideals inspire you in your work to help those who experience discrimination, violence, and injustice, and you deserve the gratitude of your fellow Catholics and our nation for this service. But we cannot empower the weak by crushing the weakest! A compassionate, inclusive society must make room at the table for the most defenseless, and it should help a woman to keep her unborn child, not kill her or him. [b]If you find that you are unwilling or unable to abandon your advocacy for abortion, you should not come forward to receive Holy Communion. To publicly affirm the Catholic faith while at the same time publicly rejecting one of its most fundamental teachings is simply dishonest.[/b] Heeding this perennial call to conversion is the only way to live the Catholic faith with integrity."


Here is paragraph taken from the conclusion:

"[b]To Catholics in public life who practice abortion or advocate for it: the killing must stop. Please, please, please: the killing must stop. God has entrusted you with a prestigious position in society. You have the power to affect societal practices and attitudes. Always remember that you will one day have to render an account to God for your stewardship of this trust. You are in a position to do something concrete and decisive to stop the killing. Please stop the killing. And please stop pretending that advocating for or practicing a grave moral evil—one that snuffs out an innocent human life, one that denies a fundamental human right—is somehow compatible with the Catholic faith. It is not. Please return home to the fullness of your Catholic faith. We await you with open arms to welcome you back."[/b]

The letter in its entirety can be found at this link:

https://sfarchdiocese.org/inthewomb#section_294798
Douglasquaid · 31-35, M Best Comment
I want to live by the words of the Lord, my God.

4meAndyou · F
[@6757,questionWeaver] Choose life, and you will have eternal life.

 
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