Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Oregon Catholic Diocese Refuses to Host Pro-Abortion Gov

In what is becoming a more common practice across the United States, a Catholic diocese in Oregon is refusing to let a pro-abortion elected official use one of its churches to promote politics. In this case, the Baker Diocese in Bend, Oregon, has refused to allow pro-abortion Gov. Ted Kulongoski (D-OR) to use a church for a private political speech because of his position on abortion. Kulongoski was scheduled to speak before a fundraising dinner of the Truman Club at the Holy Trinity church in Sunriver. The event has been rescheduled at a private home. The Truman club is an offshoot of the county Democratic Party. "His beliefs don't square with Catholic teaching and certainly made an appearance at a Catholic church very problematic," Father James Logan, chancellor of the Diocese of Baker, told the Bend Bulletin. Source: