CLC rating: Pro-abortion, anti-traditional marriageRating Comments: Layton is a pro-abortion extremist. As a Toronto City Councillor he used to stand outside abortion facilities and encourage the police to arrest peaceful pro-life protesters. (Source)
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops: “He was a dedicated politician who served his country with devotion and generosity, was concerned for the common good..”
It all depends on what your definition of the “common good” is. Obviously, for the Canadian Bishops, the unborn are not really included in their definition, to say nothing about the pro-life witnesses who were threatened. Otherwise, why would the Bishops make such a false statement? You can’t advance the common good by advancing abortion and encouraging the cops to arrest peaceful pro-lifers. That doesn’t say much for Jack’s regard for freedom of speech, either, does it?
Can’t say that I’m surprised really. We are talking about the same group of bishops who continue to support Development & Peace – nearly three years after their abortion scandal was exposed. Makes total sense to me. I’m not surprised in the least. Proportionalism is their creed.
This is precisely, my friends, why these National Episcopal Conferences need to be suppressed and disbanded. While I have no doubt that they are speaking for the sentiments of the majority bishops in this country, I wonder if all of the bishops of this country would appreciate the CCCB’s…uh…”small exaggeration” about Jack’s concern for the common good.
While I don’t wish to rain on Jack’s parade, I think it’s incumbent on serious Catholics and pro-lifers to stay sober among all of the inebriation.