Opposing sin is not a political position — Timothy Rookey | Letters to the Editor

The June 7 letter to the editor of the Wisconsin State Journal “Bishops Shouldn’t Get Into Politics” condemned Bishop Donald Hying of the Diocese of Madison for expressing his support for San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. Cordileone had decided to deny Holy Communion to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California. The letter argued that this was a political decision by the Republican Party.

When the Catholic Bishop of Madison, Donald Hying, recently approved the restraint of H…

Nothing could be further from the truth. The Catholic Church views abortion and same-sex marriage as intrinsic evils. Pope Francis has also declared his opposition. President Pelosi defends abortion until birth, as well as same-sex marriage and all aspects of gender ideology.

Bishop Hying does not meddle in politics but simply fulfills his duty to affirm Catholic teaching as the chief shepherd of his flock. Pelosi is as far from being a good Catholic as you can get. She causes a great scandal by claiming to be a Catholic in good faith.

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I congratulate Archbishop Hying for taking a stand in favor of the necessary measures taken by Archbishop Cordileone. I wish that all of our Catholic bishops would have the same courage to shine a light in the darkness of this sinful world.

Timothy RookeyMiddleton

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