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New Jersey’s pro-abortion governor is ‘not a good Catholic’

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New Jersey’s pro-abortion governor is ‘not a good Catholic’

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Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler Texas said Friday that New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has given in to the culture of death and should stop pretending to be a “good Catholic.”

Bishop Strickland was responding to a statement by Governor Murphy in which he insists a “good Catholic” can be pro-abortion, quoting Jesuit Father Pat Conroy, the former chaplain to the U.S. House of Representatives. United, which made the same argument recently in the Washington Post.

“No Phil you are not a good Catholic”, the bishop wrote on Twitter. “Please acknowledge that you have bowed to the culture of death.”

“There is no defense for the wanton destruction of life,” Strickland continued. “We must all pray for you and all who have succumbed to your illusion.”

In her statement, Murphy insisted that her personal faith should not be used to “deny services” to women seeking abortions.

“Last week, the Reverend Pat Conroy, a Jesuit priest who served as chaplain to the House of Representatives for 10 years, addressed the Washington Post to be pro-choice and Catholic, as I am,” the governor said. “And he said, and I quote Father Conroy, ‘A good Catholic in our system might say that since women in our system have this constitutional right, our task as Christians or as Catholics is to enable him to maximize his ability to make the choice.’”

Before signing the bill, Murphy hailed its passage, calling it “urgent” to defend Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that made abortion on demand the law of the land.

“A bill to codify a woman’s right to choose into state law and expand access to reproductive health care for all has just passed both houses of the Legislature. “, tweeted Murphy last Monday. “With Roe vs. Wade under attack, the need for this bill is more urgent than ever.

In a statement this week, the Catholic bishops of New Jersey condemned the bill, which enshrines in law a right to abortion until birth.

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This law departs from the fundamental understanding that “all life is sacred from conception to natural death,” the bishops said. “Even more distressing is that the legal and ethical calculus that underlies this new legislation absolutely and directly extinguishes the human and moral identity of the unborn child.”

“Perhaps the lawmakers who rushed through this law in the final moments of their tenure did not want citizens to fully understand its inhuman and deadly consequences,” the bishops added.



New Jersey’s pro-abortion governor is ‘not a good Catholic’

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