Except for Planned Parenthood, bishops’ spokesman lauds California governor

"We stand ready to help Gov. Brown and our elected officials where we can to protect the vulnerable, enhance the common good and promote respectful engagement amongst all Californians”

Governor Jerry Brown (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Edward “Ned” Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, issued this statement today following California Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State speech this morning:

“Solidarity with our immigrant neighbors, compassion for the less fortunate, respect for one another and care for “Our Common Home,” as Pope Francis calls it, are values all of us as Christians are called to uphold.  Gov. Brown’s State of the State speech this morning reflected those sentiments, as he cited his commitment to environmental protection, health care, criminal justice reform , education and promoting the common good through investment in water and transportation infrastructure.

“We agree with him when he points out the role immigrants have played in California’s success, the recognition of health care as a human right and the need, in these uncertain times, to promote civility and unity  among all Californians, regardless of their political beliefs.  His unfortunate nod to Planned Parenthood, however, sadly illustrates that not all vulnerable people in our beautiful State of California are deemed worthy of protection, particularly the unborn.

“As he indicated, these are uncertain times and we stand ready to help Gov. Brown and our elected officials where we can to protect the vulnerable, enhance the common good and promote respectful engagement amongst all Californians.”

From CA Catholic Conference.

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  1. Deacon Craig Anderson says:

    Other than destroying unborn babies and their mothers by abortion, the destruction of marriage and family life, attacks on religious liberty and wanting male anatomy in girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms, Governor Brown’s values largely align with those of Catholics???!!!
    Lord, have mercy!

  2. Bob Bugiada says:

    This is kind of like saying, “Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?” Cafeteria Catholics exist at all levels.

  3. Clinton R. says:

    Sounds like the bishops are part of a NGO, not the successors to the Apostles. How can they give a thumbs up to Jerry Brown, when he opposes the Church on matters such as abortion, marriage and contraception? Is there a courageous bishop in the State of California? I think we all know the unfortunate answer to that question. We can only depend on the Lord and the intercession of the saints, as our Pontiff and bishops are failing the Church and instead are intent pleasing man. Domine, miserere nobis. +JMJ+

  4. Elizabeth M. says:

    Lord have mercy on us all.

  5. I note that Jerry Brown signed the California Euthanasia bill. Also called medical-assisted end of life. Any registered nurse can poison you. Enjoy the consequences of Cultural Marxism, California.

  6. Hitler would be proud of Jerry.

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