Sunday, August 30, 2009


Catholics lamenting the likely appointment of yet another pro-abortion Catholic Kennedy to the senate may be dismayed by a report that the presidential family's alliance to abortion "rights"
was actively nurtured by dissident Catholic priests and theologians.

In some cases...Catholic leaders

"actually started providing 'cover' for Catholic pro-choice politicians"
who wished to support abortion. One meeting at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannisport, Mass., drew leading Catholic theologians and college professors to coach the Kennedys and advisers how a politician could support abortion while keeping a "clear conscience."

The coaches were former Jesuit priest Albert Jonsen, emeritus professor of ethics at the University of Washington, Fr. Joseph Fuchs, a Catholic moral theologian; Fr. Robert Drinan, then dean of Boston College Law School; and three academic theologians, Frs. Giles Milhaven, Richard McCormick and Charles Curran.

"Though the theologians disagreed on many a point, they all concurred on certain basics ... and that was that a Catholic politician could in good conscience vote in favor of abortion,"
recalled Father Giles Milhaven, one of the academic theologians present at the meeting, as quoted by the article.

Link (here)

Photo of the Jesuit Fr. Drinan and Ted Kennedy in the center

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