The Bishops of Kansas said that the faithful of the Catholic Church must focus on issues where the Catholics must speak with a unified voice.
According to Kansas Bishop John Brungardt of the Diocese of Dodge City and others:
“All Catholics have a moral obligation to keep [the] human rights catastrophe” of abortion “at the forefront of their minds when voting.”
“In our country, over one million unborn children are killed by abortion every single year,” he said.
In their statement, the bishops warned that government agencies are “attempting to punish individuals and institutions that adhere to the truth that marriage can only be between a man and a woman and that every child deserves a mother and father.”
According to Bishop Joseph Naumann:
“Some judges have chosen to decide important social issues by inventing rights not found in the Constitution. They have disenfranchised Americans by usurping the responsibility of our elected representatives to determine public policy in these crucial areas.”
“In my opinion, one of the most significant responsibilities of the president is the appointment not only of Supreme Court justices, but all federal judges,” he continued. “Since more and more public policy issues are being decided by the courts — not the Congress or the state legislatures — the selection of judges has become extremely important.”
“The U.S. Supreme Court, just a little more than a year ago, redefined marriage, striking down the vast majority of state constitutions and legislation that recognized marriage as it has been understood for millennia between one man and one woman,” Bishop Naumann wrote. He also cited the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case of Washington state pharmacy owners who declined to provide customers with abortifacient drugs and Skagit County Superior Court’s ruling “that public hospitals in the state of Washington must perform abortions if they also offer maternity care, even if all of the hospital’s doctors and other medical staff conscientiously object to performing abortions.”