Boston, Mass., Oct 27, 2010 / 04:00 am
Bishops in Massachusetts are emphasizing the importance of voters protecting the sanctity of life and upholding traditional marriage in the upcoming mid-term elections.
In a guest opinion column in Boston's Herald News on Oct. 26, the Massachusetts Catholic Conference released a statement signed by Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of the Archdiocese of Boston, Bishop George Coleman of the Diocese of Fall River, Bishop Timothy A. McDonnell of the Diocese of Springfield and Bishop Robert J. McManus of the Diocese of Worcester.
The bishops opened their remarks by saying that one "of the greatest blessings of our American democracy is the opportunity it affords to its citizens to step up and share their vision of a better society."
"It was the same yearning for a better life for everyone that brought many of our ancestors to this country. So it is a deeply-rooted concern for the common good that has moved us throughout our history to participate in the election process," they noted. "Our convictions about the importance of voting are bolstered by the innate sense of hope that has endowed this nation with such promise in good times and in bad."