Is there any mystery behind Roman Catholic politicians promoting abortion? Not really. They do so because Roman Catholic priests and theologians tell them they should. And the hierarchy allows this. The real mystery? It is why. The answer lies in a false moral theology and a false ecclesiology based on two mystifying Vatican documents. The mystery lies in what these documents really say–or don’t say.

A final mystery is why the leaders of the “pro-life” groups refuse to investigate the other mysteries. As to the last mystery, here’s a clue: Maybe some of the villains they’d unearth are some of their consecrated heroes. As to the other mysteries, do your own investigation. If you won’t do that, you wouldn’t accept the real solution in any case.

John C. Prendiville

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