Protestant Clergy supports commitment to life
A pastoral letter read in Catholic Churches in the Archdiocese of Vancouver informed Catholics that funds would no longer be accepted from United Way Appeal. The reason given is that “a financially participating agency of the United Way appears to promote or support abortion”. We are extremely heartened by the united front which has emerged from religious groups. Margaret Fraser of Christians for Life has the signatures of 28 Protestant clergymen in a letter addressed to the Vancouver Sun as follows:
“This is to advise persons interested in the item carried in The Sun, January19, 1983 (Catholic Groups Reject United Way Money), that we the undersigned share the “commitment to life” expressed by Archbishop James Carney and his people.
With reference to the United Way and the participation of Planned Parenthood, we support the Roman Catholic action. We will be discouraging our people from volunteering and supporting the United Way financially, until the problem is resolved.”
This action is the kind of commitment Joe Borowski promotes. Here we have people willing to speak out, stand up and be counted, not allowing the triumph of evil because good people do nothing. If you want a copy of Archbishop Camey’s Pastoral Letter, please let us know.