Saturday, March 24, 2007

Political Parties: correspondance in the Catholic Herald

A question for readers: we'd be interested to know what people think on this. Please use the com-box.

Responding to a letter pointing out the failure of all three main parties to maintain pro-life principles (abortion up to birth for the disabled was legalised under a Conservative government), a certain N. Parker writes (23/3/07; in part):

There is a fundamental difference. The Left is ideologically committed to abortion. The proof is Emily's List, whereby any female prospective candidate has to sign up for the right to choose.
Public opinion is starting to change... The Right will respond as its position is based on expediency.
Tony Blair has stated privately that he is pro-life but even he dare not translate this into voting against 'Emily'.

Comment: politicians saying 'privately' that they are pro-life, or saying publicly that they are 'privately pro-life', should be understood as committed to a pro-abortion policy; Blair's crocodile tears for the unborn don't save any lives.

The writer of the previous letter, Pauline Gately, is to be commended for encouraging Catholic voters to grill all their local candidates, not on their 'views', but on their 'voting intentions', and to tell candidates that their vote depends on it.

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen