Edmonton’s Roman Catholic Archbishop is taking exception to comments made Wednesday by federal liberal leader Justin Trudeau. Trudeau says his party will make sure no one who opposes abortion will be accepted as future candidates for the Liberals.
Archbishop Richard Smith says it’s outrageous that the comments came on the eve of the March for Life rallies across the country. “To time that statement to coincide with these voices is obviously a deliberate slap in the face.” The archbishop said thousands of people were coming together across Canada to defend all life, including that in the womb.
The archbishop says several things occur to him, not just as archbishop, but as a citizen of the country.
He says from what he understands from the statement, Trudeau is saying that “henceforth for members of his party, there is no choice but pro-choice. That in itself is a contradiction in terms.”
“More seriously”, the archbishop says, “fundamental human rights acknowledged in our constitution, freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the fundamental right to life, are threatened.” (Source)
While I welcome the Archbishop’s frank criticism of Trudeau, really, we have to ask just how outraged he and the rest of the bishops can really be about it? C’mon, let’s get real.
Justin will still be receiving Communion in the Catholic Church in Canada until the Second Coming of Jesus. This will happen even if Justin decrees that all Catholic parishes in the country be boarded up and shut down. Somehow the bishops will find a way of accommodating his request to still receive the Holy Eucharist in this eventuality. You can count on that.
Today in the Catholic Church, political leaders can exclude practicing Catholics from their Parties, but Catholic leaders dare not exclude politicians from their Churches. Oh no. That, my dear friends, would be unimaginable.
“We couldn’t do that. What would people – in this tolerant land that we’ve created – think of us? Mercy me!”
That’s how we roll today in the Church in the age of formalized dissent and apostasy.
We see once again, in crystal clear fashion, what being soft on contraception and abortion has reduced us to. Before it was about sex, and now, not-so-unsurprisingly, it is about our very freedoms.
God is not mocked. If the Catholic Church in Canada will not stand up for His moral laws on sexual intimacy and ENFORCE THEM in the Church, He will allow our freedoms to be taken away. Because frankly, that’s what we deserve. The dead wood is good for nothing except to be thrown into the fire and burned, and if the salt no longer has any taste to it, what good is it if not to be thrown down and trampled on?