ARCHBISHOP JOSEPH NAUMANN COMES OUT SWINGING: Chairman-elect of USCCB pro-life committee tells priests “Talk about these real sins”by David Nussman • ChurchMilitant.com • December 6, 2017
Chairman-elect of USCCB pro-life committee tells priests: “Talk about these real sins”DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) – In a recent interview, the U.S. bishops’ soon-to-be pro-life leader slammed “pro-choice Catholics” and called on fellow clergy to preach on the abortion issue.Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, hit hard on the need to fight for authentically pro-life causes.
For priests and bishops like himself, Abp. Naumann argues, this means preaching to the laity on the evil of abortion.
Speaking with Catholic World Report in an interview published Monday, Abp. Naumann broke from the discussion to boldly exhort, “I’d also like to say to our priests: we can’t fail to talk to our people about these real sins that affect the lives of our people. If we talk about sins they don’t commit, of what good is that?”Free clip from CHURCH MILITANT Premium WATCH MORE LIKE THIS
The archbishop said this while discussing his own homilies on abortion. He noted that when he speaks on abortion, “I’ve had a few walk out [during homilies], but such people are few and far between. I pray for those who walk away, as I’ve obviously hit a difficult chord with them. But most people who hear me are supportive.”