Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"No way . . ."



Musician Jon Bon Jovi, right, and Cardinal Justin Rigali
appear at a news conference on Wednesday, July, 8, 2009. (AP photo)

Cardinal Rigali appeared with many other religious leaders and representatives to endorse the Manhattan Declaration discussed in an earlier post. Here is a follow up story.
(CNSNews.com) - A top Roman Catholic cardinal told CNSNews.com that there is “no way” Catholic members of Congress can support the Senate health care reform bill as long as it includes a provision that allows tax dollars to go to insurance plans that cover abortion.

At the National Press Club on Nov. 20, CNSNews.com asked Cardinal Justin Rigali, the archbishop of Philadelphia: “The Senate health care bill that Majority Leader Reid released this week permits tax dollars to go to insurance plans which cover abortion. And my question is: Would it be a mortal sin for a Catholic member of Congress to vote for this bill knowing that this provision is in it?”
Full story by Karen Schuberg.

Another reminder: You can sign the Manhattan Declaration here. At the time of this post, there have been 94974 signatures to the declaration. Go sign it and check to see how many additional signatures have been added. We're getting close to the first one hundred thousand.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good news, bad news.
First the bad news. The website crashed my browser twice.
Good news. I think the system is overloaded. Within a span of 60 secs the tally went from 97,691 to 97,928.

Rick F.

Dennis said...

Rather odd to see Bon Jovi next to the Cardinal. After all, as I recall, Bon Jovi was among those hollywood/celebrity types who performed for and were vocal in support of Al Gore and then Obama, two men who actively promote precisely the kinds of policies abhorred by the Manhattan Declaration.