San Diego Catholic Bishop Robert McElroy delivered the following comments at the Fifth Annual San Diego Walk for Life, at Balboa Park, before an estimated 3,000 participants:
“It is a great joy to join with you all here today because what we’re doing is the work of God. What we’re doing is witnessing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in this great nation. What we’re doing is honoring the heroism of women and men like those we have just heard from; who in their lives have encountered challenges and tragedies and taken actions to preserve life, to enhance life and to give the gift of life in very difficult circumstances.
“We are here to call our nation to recognize it and to bring it, more and more, into the heart of our public policy. Now this year we do have moments of opportunities because we have a Congress and a President who have committed to rule on the issues of human life. And I think that gives us not only a new sense of solidarity on this issue but it also gives us a new challenge. All of us who are here, in the coming year, we have to speak to our representatives, speak with the White House, and help to get our country that to not only work on the eventual goal of overturning Roe v. Wade, but also, and more immediately, to make progress that is tangible on federal legislation on issues such as parental notification. We have tried that in our state time after time and failed. Federal legislation can achieve that for us. It’s time for us to move vigorously in the coming year.”
Full story at Diocese of San Diego website.
Thank you Bishop McElory for standing up against the Leftist Abortion Promotion party. God bless you.
Yes, where are the detractors of this Bishop? Let’s hear them praise this Bishop for speaking up about parental notification. Have I heard any clergy from the beloved SSPX speak up about this? NO!
Ordinarily I would say that an abortion parental notification law is not within federal jurisdiction. However, since the Supreme Court has given the federal government primary jurisdiction over abortion, a federal parental notification law makes a lot of sense. The bishop got this right.
For Laws to Work we need Judges to uphold them
Unfortunately, the ‘short list’ omits Senator Mike Lee and instead Judge Pryor is being pushed as “Scalia Like” – which is like saying sea water is ‘freshwater spring like’, only different.
The authors of this article have seriously misrepresented Judge Pryor as ‘Like’ Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the most honorable and insightful (and hated by the left and its bought and paid for ‘free press’) Justices ever to serve on the Court.
Save California .com (amongst others) has posted considerable background on Pryor and his serious divergence from “Scalia-ness” on very Important Points and said of Pryor:
“If you oppose judicial activists who impose their own liberal…
“If you oppose judicial activists who impose their own liberal notions and ignore the written Constitution of the United States of America,
you’ll want to make sure that William Pryor, ]
who’s on President Donald Trump’s “short list” of prospects to replace the late Antonin Scalia,
isn’t nominated to a lifetime position on the U.S. Supreme Court”
I Agree – Nominate Mike Lee, Not Pryor.
Well, I agree with him on this one, but will it even be enforced here in California or other places since Planned Parenthood has been caught refusing to turn in statutory rapists who impregnated under aged girls or teens. Will Jerry Brown oppose it? He surely did not help us get it through here before this. One reason is because the Teacher’s Union was always against it. They opposed Prop 4 the last time and similar legislation before that. My question is: is it for real, or just a move to try to save Planned Parenthood and abortion?