By Tara Shaver
Albuquerque, NM- The New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops released an official "Statement on the Dignity of Human Life" addressing New Mexico Catholic legislators who have the practice of making public statements that do not represent the teachings of the Church.
Members of Protest ABQ who look to the leadership of the three bishops of New Mexico to address these important matters could not be more pleased with this statement addressing this important matter.
The statement in part reads,
"Recently, statements have been made by some Catholic legislators regarding abortion, doctor-assisted suicide and the Catholic Church. These statements may be confusing to the Catholic faithful and do not represent the teachings of the Church. It is not appropriate for elected officials to publicly invoke their Catholic faith and to present their personal opinions as official Church teaching. This misrepresents Church teaching and creates a public scandal for the faithful. Furthermore, this action publicly separates a person from communion with the Catholic faith.
Click here to read the full statement and please contact the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops and thank them for their commitment to upholding the dignity of human life.
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