Letter writer hardly an authority on church’s teachings

Dear Editor,
Daniel Garcia claims to be a Catholic, but the views expressed
in his March 5 letter are in direct opposition to church
teaching.
Dear Editor,

Daniel Garcia claims to be a Catholic, but the views expressed in his March 5 letter are in direct opposition to church teaching.

In particular, Mr. Garcia states that in some cases abortion is needed, especially in countries where population and disease are running rampant, and also that supporters of abortion are not guilty of murder.

The correct church position is as follows: Since the first century, the Catholic Church has condemned abortion. Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense, and the church attaches the penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life. Life begins at conception and must be protected.

Mr. Garcia is in need of our prayers. Please read the Catechism of the Catholic Church (the official “rulebook'”, or ask your parish priest. God is always willing to forgive our sins.

Steven Sepka, Gilroy

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