The Texas Bishops open themselves to mockery by the idiotic and asinine “Parish Advisory on Texas Right to Life” They have published through the Texas Catholic Conference in Austin.

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The Texas Bishops open themselves to mockery by the idiotic and asinine “Parish Advisory on Texas Right to Life”
By Peter Amos Cohen
26 FEBRUARY 18


Through the recent letter of the TCC, the Texas Bishops open themselves to mockery: the “Parish Advisory on Texas Right to Life” (TRL) is asinine and idiotic.
 
The advisory claims that TRL rejects incremental legislation, stating: “Part of the dispute is rooted in Texas Right to Life’s rejection of incremental pro-life reforms, which bishops support following the guidance of St. John Paul II’s Evangelium Vitae. An incremental reform is one which improves the current situation but does not reform the status quo as much as we might desire. It is “incrementally” better than the status quo.”
 
If TRL had a problem with incremental legislation, one would expect that TRL would always and only propose and support all or nothing pro-life legislation.
 
With such a claim, the fact that TRL is so well known for its support of (the now overturned) HB2 should lead one to pause. When one looks deeper, there does not appear support for a bill that is all or nothing. Quite the opposite, every bill that I discovered on TRL’s legislative agenda for its entire history gives evidence of the exact opposite: every bill demonstrates that TRL has a strong understanding of incremental legislation. If TRL rejected incremental legislation — as the Bishops claim TRL does in the Parish Advisory on Texas Right to Life — then it could not have proposed or supported any of the legislation it has for the last many decades. The more one looks at TRL’s legislative agenda, the more pathetic the Bishops Parish Advisory looks.
Any and all of the legislation TRL has supported demonstrates without a doubt that TRL understands incremental legislation well. As the saying goes: it is “no brainer.” And it makes the “Parish Advisory on Texas Right to Life” a shameful “no-brainer,” but of a different, amateurish sort. “The Parish Advisory on Texas Right to Life” is asinine and idiotic, opening the Bishops to mockery.

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3 Responses to The Texas Bishops open themselves to mockery by the idiotic and asinine “Parish Advisory on Texas Right to Life” They have published through the Texas Catholic Conference in Austin.

  1. Agreed, as a faithful Catholic it’s a shame these men chosen as shepherds have been deceived by pro-abortion wolves. Praying that they will see the light that the right to life given to us by God is the most fundamental of human rights and takes precedence over all other concerns.

  2. vasheepdog94 says:

    Lock your door and don’t let them in. They are fools and they don’t know what they are talking about. They need to take their cue from Bishop Gracida. In charity I say this for those Bishops, committees and whoever else is involved. Learn from the GREAT GRACIDA! These folks repent now!!!!! Do it right now!!!!!!! Eternal salvation!!!!!

    Side Note: My phone and your phone is better than theirs because we post pro life stuff, same with our computers.

  3. Mary Anne says:

    Shame on The Parish Advisory on Texas Right To Life. Their hands are covered with the blood of innocent babies. By this action they have become partners in the murderous crime of the abortionist in the ‘Operating Room’ as he ‘suits up’ for ‘surgery’ !

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