Friday, June 5, 2009

U. S. Conference of (Roman Catholic) Bishops

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U.S. Bishops Express ‘Profound Regret’ about Shooting Death of Abortion Doctor

WASHINGTON—Speaking on behalf of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia, chairman of the bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, expressed profound regret upon learning of the shooting death of abortion doctor George Tiller.

"Our bishops' conference and all its members have repeatedly and publicly denounced all forms of violence in our society, including abortion as well as the misguided resort to violence by anyone opposed to abortion," Cardinal Rigali said. "Such killing is the opposite of everything we stand for, and everything we want our culture to stand for: respect for the life of each and every human being from its beginning to its natural end. We pray for Dr. Tiller and his family."


Most Reverend Michael O. Jackels
Diocese of Wichita
Chancery Office
424 North Broadway
Wichita, KS 67202


Ted Michael Morgan said...

Ted Michael Morgan said...

When you think about it, late-term abortions should be no worse in the eyes of anti-abortion fanatics than first-term abortions. If anything, late-term abortions should be less offensive, since they’re so often performed in order to save a woman from having to carry a fetus to term who has one of the following horrific conditions (look them up if you’re not the squeamish type):

Trisomy 13
Trisomy 18
Trisomy 21
Polycystic kidney disease
Spina bifida
Potter’s syndrome
Lethal dwarfism
Anterior and posterior encephalocele
Non-immune hydrops

Ted Michael Morgan said...

Referemce for the preceding post:

Ted Michael Morgan said...

Makes you wonder why decent people support these clerics. It really does make you wonder why decent people would pay for these nuts to rant.

Ted Michael Morgan said...

View hate monger priest on the murder of Dr. Tiller:


In this my personal Christian blog, I hope to be discursive and now and then critical. What I write here is tentative and tensive. I post thoughts, feelings, and observations somewhat randomly and often in immediate response to current events and posts on other blogs.

"Serendipitous Creativity" from Gordon Kaufman

"I suggested that what we today should regard as God is the ongoing creativity in the universe - the bringing (or coming) into being of what is genuinely new, something transformative; …

"In some respects and some degrees this creativity is apparently happening continuously, in and through the processes or activities or events around us and within us(…) is a profound mystery to us humans(…) But on the whole, as we look back on the long and often painful developments that slowly brought human life and our complex human worlds into being, we cannot but regard this creativity as serendipitous …

"I want to stress that this serendipitous creativity - God! - to which we should be responsive is not the private possession of any of the many particular religious faiths or systems …

"This profound mystery of creativity is manifest in and through the overall human bio-historical evolution and development everywhere on the planet; and it continues to show itself throughout the entire human project, no matter what may be the particular religious and or cultural beliefs."

Gordon Kaufman, Mennonite Life, December 2005 vol. 60 no. 4

Melville is a rational man who

"Melville is a rational man who wants God to exist. He wants Him to exist for the same reasons we all do: to be our rescuer and appreciator, to act as a confidant in our moments of crisis and to give us reassurance that, over the horizon of our deaths, we will survive." (John Updike)

And that is a problem for me.

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