For as much barking they like to do about separation of Church and state, the 55 Democrats who produced what they call the "Historic Catholic Statement of Principles" certainly seem to contradict their own principles.
Thirty-three of these 55 voted against the ban on partial birth abortion in 2003 (meaning 22 of them could be considered pro-life), so it's hard to tell that this statement is actually about overlooking the importance of bringing an end to abortion. This statement is about making themselves into authors of doctoring of the Catholic Faith!
Since when is it the place of politicians to make declarations about Catholic Faith? They are supposed to follow declarations of Catholic Faith made by Bishops and the Vatican, not rewrite them according to their dumbed down, cafeteria style version of what they think the Church's teachings ought to be.
Most know that I do not like politics at all, but in reality, we must understand that Christians and Catholics do have to be politically responsible and put the attitude and spirit of the Faith into their everyday lives. That means that politicians are supposed to protect the lives of each and every human person, no matter what the state or any group within the state says regarding whether they are actually persons or not. That means that since we can biologically, we can determine that a completely separate human person exists at the very moment of conception, then politicians who merely say that abortion is "undesirable" are missing the whole point. They are actually cowards who are not willing to protect the lives of those most oppressed. Here's what they say:
"We envision a world in which every child belongs to a loving family and agree with the Catholic Church about the value of human life and the undesirability of abortion—we do not celebrate its practice."
In fact, the phrase "every child belongs to a loving family" is almost an exact copy of the Planned Parenthood propaganda slogan, "every child a wanted child" which they use to promote abortion! That's sick!
So… while these 55 congressmen package their doctrine under separate of Church and state, their statement is actually one of dissent form the Catholic Faith.
Here's an action item: if you know a priest or if you are a priest, please sign the statement being sponsored by Priests for Life called "An appeal to our public officials."