My role is to stand up and defend all Canadians and my role in terms of that is separate from any personal religious views.
I applaud Bishop Riesbeck and Archbishop Prendergast, both of the archdiocese of Ottawa, for taking a strong stance against the dichotomy that Mr. Trudeau has elected to take as a Catholic who promotes abortion. It is not that I have anything against Mr. Trudeau personally. I am a political atheist and do not hold fast to one party with blinding allegiance.
Politics aside, it is high time that ALL Catholic clergy stand for the church and its teachings and stop playing political favorites with the politicians of the day. Catholicism is adamantly against abortion and has stood its ground when every other Christian denomination has crumbled and given in. This has left the church wildly unpopular among the liberal minded. However, it is a stance that must not now nor ever be compromised. Catholicism stands for life amongst a culture of death.
I hope that if Mr. Trudeau attends mass that the holy spirit will work upon him and will move his heart, particularly as he holds his newborn child.
In the meantime, however, I hope that the clergy will exercise their responsibility to deny Mr. Trudeau the Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
It is time to separate the wheat from the chaff. It is a threshing long overdue...