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Catholics for Free Choice is a Fake

Notes from the Pastor [75]

(Please note this is an archival post that is decades old.  Msgr. Awalt passed away a number of years ago.)

It is curious how the media seems always to go to dissenters to comment on the Pope John Paul II’s messages and/or the teachings of the Church.

One of the illegitimate commentators on the Faith is “Catholics for Free Choice.” This title exists only on paper.  It has no serious membership other than a few disgruntled pro-abortionists led by a woman named Kissling.  In addition to not having authentic membership, our bishops have expressly denounced it.  “Catholics for Free Choice” is not a legitimate Catholic voice in spite of its title.  Some think it is Catholic because of the title it has assumed.  We know that this group (small as it is) rejects and distorts Catholic preaching especially on life issues (cf. Letter to the Editor, The Washington Post, Saturday, August 5).

The organization is a fraud.  Its purpose is to weaken the moral authority of the Catholic Church.  So when you see interviews of this woman, or a Letter to the Editor from her, try to let the media (papers, TV, radio) know how uninformed they are in their analysis and interpretation of Catholic teaching.

Get behind the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 1011 FIrst Street, NY 10022, to help the group fight bigotry, prejudice and ignorance.

Msgr. William J. Awalt

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