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Dove si invitano i vescovi USA a seguire l’esempio di quelli italiani che rifiutarono l’appoggio alla lista religionandpoliticslargeanti-aborto di Ferrara perchè ghettizzante del tema e perchè presupponeva un ghetto dei “buoni” contro i “cattivi”.

Last spring, when Italy (where abortion is legal and state-subsidized) was having yet another national election, some politicians put together a list of “pro-life” candidates and asked for the church’s endorsement. The Italian bishops conference, in their magazine, Avvenire, was having no part of it. Their spokesperson said: “The initiative of a list on abortion, beyond its noble intent, mistakenly brings a moral theme to an electoral competition. It’s as if it were a list of ‘pure people,’ of ‘champions,’ of ‘specialists.’ It carries a grave risk of extremism, of ghettoization of one part of the Catholic world on such a sensitive issue.”

Would that all our American bishops were as wise.

NCR Commentary: The Republican captivity

By Nicholas P. Cafardi – Published: November 25, 2008 – Published on National Catholic Reporter

In their long history, the People of God have seen many captivities, both literal and figurative: the Babylonian Captivity; the Constantinian Captivity, the Carolingian Captivity, the Holy Roman Empire Captivity, the Avignon Captivity. In each of these situations, civil authorities captured God’s people and used them for their own advantage. One would think that history has seen enough of such “captivities,” and that the church, having learned from this history, would be wary of it ever happening again.

What then explains the current captivity, perhaps more figurative than literal, of the Catholic church in America by the Republican Party? (altro…)

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the activists are pushing for the passage of legislation that would increase funding for social cacgnoprob_logoservices for pregnant women, such as low-cost health care and day care; provide grants at colleges for pregnant women and new mothers’ education; and set up maternity group homes. (…)

“There are certain things that we probably all can support, and then there are other things that we’re going to disagree about, and you find common ground on what you can, and then you have a political battle on your other issues,” said Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners.

Some Abortion Foes Shifting Focus From Ban to Reduction

By Jacqueline L. Salmon, Washington Post Staff Writer, Tuesday, November 18, 2008; A01

Frustrated by the failure to overturn Roe v. Wade, a growing number of antiabortion pastors, conservative academics and activists are setting aside efforts to outlaw abortion and instead are focusing on building social programs and developing other assistance for pregnant women to reduce the number of abortions.

Some of the activists are actually working with abortion rights advocates to push for legislation in Congress that would provide pregnant women with health care, child care and money for education — services that could encourage them to continue their pregnancies. (altro…)

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There are legitimate concerns about my actions, but I decided that if some of the unborn could be saved, it would be wrong for me not to do what I could to save them.

Esistono legittime obiezioni alle mie azioni, ma io ho deciso che se c’era modo di salvare dei nascituri, sarebbe stato sbagliato per me non fare quanto in mio potere per salvarli.

Da www.sojo.net – Christians for justice and peace

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Moving the Abortion Debate Beyond Partisan Purists (by Tony Campolo)

In books and speeches, I have often said that God is neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I have contended that to make either party “The God Party” is idolatry. This, however, does not mean that Christians should abandon political activism. It has been said that all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing. Consequently, I have long called for Christians to be involved in both political parties, striving to be the “leaven” that permeates both parties with biblically-based judgments and values derived from Christian beliefs. (altro…)

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