I have tried to be a moderate voice. I abhor abortion, war, capital punishment, euthanasia, violence, and sexual and physical abuse of minors and of women. But I have also tried not to be so shrill that those involved in the above evils could not find the compassion of Jesus for the sinner and the deeply rooted desire to allow these people to come home — to Christ, to the church, to our community. — Bishop Robert N. Lynch
It is good to hear he is against euthanasia and violence against women. Though the family of Terri Schiavo might dispute this statement. After all he called her deliberate starvation "just a family dispute” and didn’t lift a finger including the one with his bishop’s ring on it to help her and even ordered his priests not to get involved. He does have a deeply rooted desire to allow these people to come home. Be instrumental in having your wife be starved to death and hey we open the doors of one of our churches so you can get married again. Repent first? – well that is just too shrill.
As Christians is is instrumental that we have compassion on those who do evil, but how about some compassion for the victim also?