Thursday, June 14, 2007

Catholics (And The Rest Of Us Too) Should Cease All Support of Amnesty International

With its new stance supporting the legalization of abortion around the world, Amnesty International "has betrayed its mission," said Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, in an e-mail interview with the National Catholic Register.

National Catholic Register, based in North Haven, also quoted Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan, an iconic figure in pacifist and human rights circles, repudiating the new Amnesty position. "One cannot support an organization financially or even individually that is contravening something very serious in our ethic," the priest said.

Cardinal Martino said, "I believe that, if in fact Amnesty International persists in this course of action, individuals and Catholic organizations must withdraw their support because, in deciding to promote abortion rights, AI has betrayed its mission..."

The rest of this story (from Catholic Online) is here.

And here is the insipid response from Amnesty.