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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Cardinal Collins calls on Justin Trudeau to recant -- not even Pope Francis is good enough for the Liberal Party!

UPDATE:

Archbishop Terence Prendergast, S.J. of Ottawa
Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton
Bishop Fred Henry of Calgary
Bishop Christian Riesbeck, Auxiliary Bishop of Ottawa
Reverend Raymond J. de Souza, Priest & Journalist

Toronto Archbishop Thomas Cardinal Collins has issued a clear and direct letter to federal Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau. 

Every bishop in Canada needs to follow this example of making it abundantly clear to this little fascist that professes to be a practicing Catholic exactly how wrong-headed he is. 

It is time Justin to wake up; read between the lines of this letter, it is your warning of what will come next.

God bless Cardinal Collins for his clarity and steadfastness. Thank you Your Eminence.


Mr. Justin Trudeau, MP 
Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada 
House of Commons, Ottawa 

May 14, 2014 

Dear Mr. Trudeau,
I am deeply concerned about your decision that citizens who, in conscience, seek to assure the protection of the most vulnerable among us are not acceptable as candidates in your party.
Just last week Pope Francis sent a message of support for thousands of your fellow citizens who gathered on Parliament Hill to peacefully affirm the right to life, and the need to protect the vulnerable. He assured them of his spiritual closeness “as they give witness to the God-given dignity, beauty and value of human life.” It is worth noting that if Pope Francis, as a young man, instead of seeking to serve in the priesthood in Argentina, had moved to Canada and sought to serve in the noble vocation of politics, he would have been ineligible to be a candidate for your party, if your policy were in effect.
Among the two million Catholics of my archdiocese, there are members of all political parties, including your own. I encourage all of them, of whatever party, to serve the community not only by voting but by active engagement in political life as candidates. It is not right that they be excluded by any party for being faithful to their conscience.
Political leaders surely have the right to insist on party unity and discipline in political matters which are within the legitimate scope of their authority. But that political authority is not limitless: it does not extend to matters of conscience and religious faith. It does not govern all aspects of life.
The patron saint of politicians is St. Thomas More. He came into conflict with the political authority of his day on a matter of conscience. The king claimed control over his conscience, but Thomas was “the king’s good servant, but God’s first.” Political leaders in our day should not exclude such people of integrity, no matter how challenging they find their views.
I urge you to reconsider your position.

Sincerely yours, 

Thomas Cardinal Collins 
Archbishop of Toronto



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1 comment:

Barona said...

Absolutely correct Vox. we need the bishops to start lining up and speak out.