Friday, April 21, 2017

Arkansas's shame

A man has been executed in Arkansas, he is the first of eight due to be killed in the state.

Maybe there has been an uproar about it but it has been all quiet

Have the perpratotors of such behaviour been refused Communion at Mass? Have bishops told politicians, who support such behaviour, that they cannot expect the votes of Catholics.

Executing people by injecting them with poison has nothing at all to do with sex.

Little or no fanatical objection anywhere in the world to this barbarous behaviour.

During the 2008 presidential election the bishop of Oklahoma City Paul Coakley declared, "To vote for a candidate who supports an intrinsic evil, such as abortion or genocide could require a proportionately grave moral reason for ignoring such a flaw."

He later stated that "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Joe Biden misrepresented Catholic teaching on abortion."

He also said that pro-choice Catholic politicians are "a scandal to others" and "contribute to the perpetuation of a grave evil,"and that denying them Communion "in many cases becomes the right decision and the only choice."

In a statement on April 13 Bishop Frank J Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, urged the state's governor to reconsider the scheduled executions and reduce the sentences to life imprisonment.

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