U.S. Bishop Makes Appeal to 3 Catholic Lawmakers

MADISON, Wisconsin, DEC. 5, 2003 (Zenit.org).- A Wisconsin bishop has warned two state legislators and a congressman they risk their spiritual well-being if they do not give up their pro-abortion voting stance.

La Crosse Bishop Raymond Burke sent letters to the lawmakers as the first step in efforts to get them to change their pattern of voting, which he noted contradicts the Church’s teachings on abortion and other life issues, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported today.

On Tuesday, John Paul II appointed Bishop Burke to serve as the archbishop of St. Louis.

Bishop Burke declined to name the three lawmakers who received the letters.