Read this, from CNA, and then I will ask something provocative.
Here is a strong statement from Card. Rivera of Mexico City with my emphases and comments.
Church cannot remain silent in face of threats against life, says Cardinal Rivera
Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 1, 2009 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, has called Mexicans to rally to the defense of life from conception to natural death, a task which he called essential and one which the Church cannot remain silent about.
During his homily last Sunday, the cardinal urged Mexicans to defend life against every threat facing it.
“We are all aware of the diverse stages through which the human being passes, from the moment of conception until death. Jesus took on this process, illuminating human existence in all states of life,” he stated.
The cardinal went on to reproach those who believe they are wiser and more prudent than God, [!] saying, [Now, read this and think "CATHOLIC IDENTITY"...] “The Catholic faithful must be consistent with their faith in public and in private. [In public and in private! Got it? Let us put this another way... public life and actions must be consistent with faith which is also private.] They cannot support death projects without betraying themselves. [Not to mention whose who will die as a result.] On the contrary, the must support every project that supports the development of human life in all its stages and circumstances.” [But Your Eminence! Your Eminence! Does that mean that Catholic politicians cannot support laws that expand abortion?]
The cardinal’s statements came as the states of Sinaloa and Queretaro appeared ready to join the fourteen other Mexican states that have modified their constitutions to head off attempts to legalize abortion.
Allow me now to ask and emanation from a penumbra question:
Did the funeral of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy rally Catholics to the defense of life?
We heard again and again about private faith, when we knew about public acts.
Were they consistent?