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Monday, April 03, 2006

Did the Pope Have Rosa in Mind??



(Rosa DeLauro D-Conn: as Executive Director of EMILY's List; in 2005)

Several days ago, the Holy Father put the smackdown on goofy Democrats. In an address, he indicated that Catholics must be active in the "public square" and they "must continue to fight" for certain issues that are paramount in today's political discourse:

[T]he Pope said that the main area of the Church's intervention in the public sphere "is the protection and promotion of the dignity of the person." "...She is thereby consciously drawing particular attention to principles which are not negotiable."

Here, he listed a number of principles for which Catholics must continue to fight. Namely, these are: "Protection of life in all its stages, from the first moment of conception until natural death; recognition and promotion of the natural structure of the family, as a union between a man and a woman based on marriage, and its defense from attempts to make it juridically equivalent to radically different forms of union which in reality harm it and contribute to its destabilization, obscuring its particular character and its irreplaceable social role; and the protection of the right of parents to educate their children."


(I'm sure this is in the Catholic Democrats' Statement of Principles, but perhaps I missed it?)

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