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Pro-Life Catholics to Tell U.S. Bishops: ?Stop Coddling Pro-Abortion Politicians?

“Time to Tell Catholic Voters that Aborting Babies Is the Issue, Not Just One of Many”

To: National Desk

Contact:  Kenneth Fisher, Founder and Chairman, Concerned Roman Catholics of America (CRCOA), 714-491-2284, crcoa@earthlink.net

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- “When our U.S. bishops hold their spring meeting in Los Angeles this week, we’ll greet them – with a picket line,” said Kenneth Fisher, Founder and Chairman of Concerned Roman Catholics of America (CRCOA), on Monday.  “We’ll remind our shepherds that in this election year, it’s high time they tell Catholics to base their vote this fall on the millions of babies being aborted, not on some gaggle of lesser issues.”


The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will gather in Los Angeles starting this Wednesday, June 14, for their annual spring meeting, Thursday-Saturday, June 15-17, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Avenue, in downtown Los Angeles.


“All our bishops this year should join with the brave dozen bishops in 2004 who told pro-abortion Catholic politicians they must repent and reform or else stop receiving Holy Communion,” said Fisher.  “You cannot be Catholic and pro-abortion.”


Asked Fisher, “If the bishops at this meeting put out a statement that minimizes the slaying of millions of babies by letting pro-abortion politicians off the hook, how can the hierarchy not have the babies’ blood on its hands?”  He continued, “The bishops should step out of their luxury hotel this week and go see all the abortion mills in L.A. that exploit women and kill babies, day in and day out.  Our bishops should protect moms and babies, not pro-abortion politicians.”


Fisher said his group of Catholic lay people will address other matters, too.  They include the need for a more faithful English translation of the Mass; widely allowing the Latin Tridentine Mass that was used for centuries until the late 1960’s; stopping the admission of homosexuals to seminaries and the priesthood; and ending “wreckovations,” the gutting of churches to eliminate their traditional Catholic sanctuaries and to move their tabernacles from view.


Fisher urges all pro-life and orthodox Catholics to join with him and his group this week in sending a message to the bishops.  The protesters will demonstrate outside the Millennium Biltmore from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14 and will hold a “volunteer day” at the hotel on Thursday; they will attend the public sessions that day.  The first 30 minutes of Friday’s meeting are open to the public as well, says Fisher.


Fisher’s group will also picket at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, at Temple and Grand, between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Friday.  On Saturday they will return to the hotel for another “volunteer day,” 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


For more information, contact CRCOA at 714-491-2284, crcoa@earthlink.net or www.crcoa.com