Thursday, May 31, 2007

Scotland's Catholic Leader Takes Strong Stand Against Compromises with Abortion

From today's edition of the Daily Mail (U.K.) comes a very refreshing story. Here's an excerpt:

The leader of Scotland's Roman Catholics has launched a fierce attack on politicians who back abortion.

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the country's most senior Catholic, is urging them to stop co-operating in what he calls an "unspeakable crime".
He also warned Catholic politicians of "the barrier such co-operation erects to receiving Holy Communion".

The cardinal also urged people to boycott politicians who do not speak out against the procedure, and calls on medical schools to change their teaching.
He added: "I urge politicians to have no truck with the evil trade of abortion. For those at Westminster this means finding means of overthrowing the legislation, which makes the killing possible. "For those at Holyrood that means refusing to allow our health services to participate in the wanton killing of the innocent."

The sermon, delivered at St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh, added: "The scale of the killing is beyond our grasp. In Scotland we kill the equivalent of a classroom full of school children every day...

Three cheers for Cardinal O'Brien! Indeed, if you'd like to send along your own cheer to the Cardinal, please do. Goodness knows, he will be hearing enough crying and catcalls from the other side. Contact Cardinal O'Brien at:

42 Greenhill Gardens
EH10 4BJ
Tel No: 0131 447 3337
Fax No: 0131 447 0816
E-mail address: