Archbishop Joseph Naumann Discusses the Pastoral Aspects of Disciplining the Governor of Kansas, Kathleen Sebelius, because of Her Insistent Pro-Abortion Stance

What counsel would you offer to a Catholic who feels inspired to follow a career in public life today but above all wants to remain faithful to their Catholic Faith? I would say that you have to be faithful to your Catholic principles. If to be faithful means you cannot advance, then so be it. We really need principled people in both parties that are trying to move their parties to embrace a position that respects the sanctity of all human life. We need people in the Democratic Party at the grass roots level who begin to change the party’s position on this fundamental human rights issue. We need people within the Republican Party who are dedicated to preserving the party’s pro-life plank in the platform.