Cleansing Fire makes a crystal clear comparison between the DOR's emphasis on so-called social justice' issues and the right to life in this post.
The post details the bill, which includes expanded abortions up to the moment of BIRTH, allowing non-doctors to perform abortions and other disgusting and vile provisions.
Read it all, but here's a bit:
A lead story on the NYS Catholic Conference website is
the call for faithful Catholics to strongly oppose Gov. Cuomo’s NYS
Abortion Expansion Bill, S-438. And the timing is urgent, as it could
come out of committee within days. The Public Policy Day in Albany is
not until March, and the track record of passing bills behind closed
doors, sometimes in the dead of night, and without public input, is
special cause for concern.
So what is the Diocese of Rochester’s public policy priority now?
You will see it next weekend, on February 9-10th when pew petitions will
ignore the threat of a seriously expanded intrinsic evil, and instead
advocate for money, to subsidize some families’ child-care, which DoR
reports can cost “up to $14,000 per year.” Myriad questions are left
unanswered, including who would be eligible and for how much and if this
would simply route income to parents and grandparents who already take
care of those children. But there are much greater matters than the
details of the pew petition.
Next weekend (February 9th and 10th) we will be asked to sign a
petition at Mass, not to stop the killing of babies, but to dole out
money on nebulous and unspecified terms for child care. It is not
merely a matter of disordered priorities, but it is a matter of truly
misleading the people in the pews who reasonably may rely that a
diocesan committee of dedicated souls has examined all the issues and
made a reasoned and holy choice. Such a priority impairs the very trust
that should exist among the people of God.
What should we do? Certainly contacting our legislators to oppose
S-438 is called for, lest our silence become endorsement. Certainly
spreading the word to others is crucial too. But to let the
misdirection of the DoR Public Policy Committee go unchallenged is
wrong. At a minimum, it seems reasonable to take the petition in the
pew and mark it up to fit our convictions. How about “Kill S-438; NOT