Center for Ethics and Leadership

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Murder is not the Answer

On behalf of the Catholic bishops, Cardinal Rigali, who chairs the pro-life committee, immediately issued a statement condemning the murder of Dr. George Tiller on Sunday. Here is the quote:

"Our bishops' conference and all its members have repeatedly and publicly denounced all forms of violence in our society, including abortion as well as the misguided resort to violence by anyone opposed to abortion," Cardinal Rigali said. "Such killing is the opposite of everything we stand for, and everything we want our culture to stand for: respect for the life of each and every human being from its beginning to its natural end. We pray for Dr. Tiller and his family."


  • May there be prayers said for the perpetrator(s) as well. I cannot comprehend the legitimacy of any argument that suggests that murdering an adult is a justifiable act and yet I'm sure that previously articulated positions like 'it is the defense of the unborn', 'we act for those that cannot act' (etc.) will be splashed about the media. This act will not facilitate any type of communication between the two opposing camps, and that should be a point of sadness for everyone.

    By Blogger kobe2, At June 4, 2009 3:19 PM  

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