At Pharmer’s parish, the Pro Life Month of October was kicked off with another flogging with the “Seamless Garment”. Yep, this isn’t the first time.
The seamless garment concept used by Archbishop Joseph Bernardin has since been abused to make it OK for Catholics to vote for pro-abortion politicians as long as they offered enough governmental goodies for the poor, etc.
After decades of “war on poverty”, we have more poor than ever, and destruction of the family unit, particularly in the segments of the population most “helped” by the government.
In 2004, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, (now Pope Benedict XVI) issued a memorandum to the U.S. Bishops, which as been said to shred the seamless garment concept, by categorizing abortion as a most serious means of exiting communion with the Catholic Church.
The looming spectre of Obamacare, with its obligate funding of abortion using the resources of tax payers, with its pro-abortion insurance mandates, and recission of conscience protections for health care professionals, has spurred the USCCB into action.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is going to form an Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty.