Matt C. Abbott
November 7, 2008
L.A. bishop's troubling distinction
By Matt C. Abbott

A reader sent me some recent correspondence between herself and Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Edward Clark.

A very brief background of the matter: The reader, a member of a parish in the Los Angeles archdiocese, was troubled by her pastor's support of Douglas Kmiec. She spoke to another priest at the parish who told her that being "pro-choice" is not the same as being pro-abortion. She then wrote the bishop, whose response is below.

The only things I omitted from the bishop's letter were the parishioner's name and address; the first paragraph of the letter, which mentions the priest's name; and the same priest's name at the very end of the letter, showing he was sent a copy.

Aspects of the bishop's letter are, to me, highly problematic. I'd like to hear what other pro-lifers have to say about it.






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Matt C. Abbott

Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic commentator with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, media and theatre from Northeastern Illinois University. He's been interviewed on MSNBC, NPR, WLS-TV (ABC) in Chicago, WMTV (NBC) in Madison, Wis., and has been quoted in The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. He can be reached at mattcabbott@gmail.com.


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