Monday, June 1, 2009

Kansas Bishops on Murder of Dr. George Tiller

The Catholic Bishops over in Kansas released a statement last night on the murder of Dr. George Tiller. It has not gotten much ink, so I'm posting it here because I think it best represents an authentic Christian response to this crime:
CATHOLIC BISHOPS ADDRESS THE MURDER OF DR. GEORGE TILLER

We, the four Catholic Bishops of the Dioceses of Kansas, unequivocally condemn the murder of Dr. George Tiller that occurred in Wichita earlier today. The Catholic Church believes that every human life is sacred. The murder of a human being is the gravest of crimes and is an intrinsic evil. Such an act of violence against human life is a contradiction of the most fundamental principle of the Pro-Life movement. The fact that this attack occurred in a church, a place of prayer and worship, only adds to the horror of this terrible crime. We prayerfully commend Dr. George Tiller to the mercy of God and we pray for comfort and consolation for his family and friends.

Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann, Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas
Most Reverend Ronald M. Gilmore, Bishop of Dodge City
Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley, Bishop of Salina
Most Reverend Michael O. Jackels, Bishop of Wichita