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Week of December 6, 2004
Henry offers counsel to Bush
Canadian Catholic News
Bishop Fred Henry says he would like to tell U.S. President George W. Bush "to resist the violence of war and the scandal of capital punishment."
In an email interview, the Calgary bishop said if he had a chance to talk with the American president during his visit to Canada, "I would congratulate him on his stand on being anti-abortion, and for getting it right on stem-cell research and same sex unions."
"However, I would then remind him of Pope John Paul II's encyclical The Gospel of Human Life: 'Where life is involved, the service of charity must be profoundly consistent.'
"Opposing abortion and euthanasia does not excuse indifference to those who suffer from poverty, violence and injustice," Henry wrote.
"Your actions in this area are sadly deficient," he said.
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