Catholic Bishop on Trump: “I’m Grateful We Will Have a President Who Has Promised Pro-Life Judges”

Catholic Bishop on Trump: “I’m Grateful We Will Have a President Who Has Promised Pro-Life Judges”


An Arkansas Catholic bishop penned an encouraging letter to his diocese on Friday in response to the presidential election.

In the letter, Bishop Anthony Basil Taylor of the Diocese of Little Rock expressed hope that President-elect Donald Trump will work to protect unborn babies through his high office, KARK 4 News reports.

Taylor wrote:

I am grateful that we will soon have a president who has promised to name Supreme Court justices who are opposed to abortion. Let us support President-elect Trump in this matter and other areas where his efforts promise to benefit the common good. And let us be the voice of the voiceless in areas where our advocacy can make a difference, especially in the lives of the poor and vulnerable among us.
However, Taylor also called the election results a “mixed blessing” because of Trump’s disgusting past statements about women. He distanced himself and his fellow Catholics from Trump’s crude statements, saying that many “might have voted differently except for the issue of abortion.”

Trump was not many pro-lifers’ ideal candidate, but his primary opponent Hillary Clinton’s pro-abortion policies were so radical that many pro-lifers feared what would happen if she won the White House. Clinton openly supported abortion on demand, including the barbaric partial-birth abortion method, which involves partially delivering and then removing the brain of a viable, late-term baby. She also vowed to repeal the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to fund abortions. In contrast, Trump promised to support protections for unborn babies, nominate pro-life justices to the Supreme Court and sign a bill to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.

Taylor’s letter continued:

Many of us have experienced the recent presidential election as a mixed blessing. We are relieved that President-elect Trump opposes abortion and plans to nominate anti-abortion justices to the Supreme Court. Indeed, many people voted for him for that very reason. But we are also dismayed by his divisive rhetoric.

The purpose of this letter is to remind all of us that this election has not changed the mission of the Church in Arkansas. We believe in the right to life and the dignity of the human person from conception to natural death and at every stage in between.

As Taylor implied, Trump’s offensive comments did not represent the people who voted for him. The bishop noted that “most Americans harbor no ill will against” women and minorities.

He concluded by urging Catholics to “redouble our efforts to make our parishes a place of welcome, where all of God’s children feel safe and valued.”

It’s good advice for all pro-lifers, religious or not, as they continue to reach out to moms and babies in their local communities.

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3 comments on “Catholic Bishop on Trump: “I’m Grateful We Will Have a President Who Has Promised Pro-Life Judges”

  1. [Another bishop on Trump, who (i.e., the bishop) seems to have gotten the ear of the rest (or most of the other) AmChurch bishops]

    Prelate calls on Trump administration to ‘recognize the contributions of refugees and immigrants’

    Catholic World News – November 15, 2016
    The chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Migration assured President-elect Donald Trump of his prayers and migrants and refugees of his solidarity.

    “I offer a special word to migrant and refugee families living in the United States: be assured of our solidarity and continued accompaniment as you work for a better life,” Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle said on November 11. “We pray that as the new administration begins its role leading our country, it will recognize the contributions of refugees and immigrants to the overall prosperity and well-being of our nation.”

    The prelate added, “We will work to promote humane policies that protect refugee and immigrants’ inherent dignity, keep families together, and honor and respect the laws of this nation. Serving and welcoming people fleeing violence and conflict in various regions of the world is part of our identity as Catholics. The Church will continue this life-saving tradition.”

    He concluded:

    We pray for President -elect Trump and all leaders in public life, that they may rise to the responsibilities entrusted to them with grace and courage. And may all of us as Catholics and Americans remain a people of solidarity with others in need and a nation of hospitality which treats others as we would like to be treated.

    On November 14, the US bishops, meeting in Baltimore, expressed their support for Bishop Elizondo’s statement.


      USCCB = Underlings of Soros Conducting Communist Business

      That does seem to be the order of business at the USCCB meeting that opened in Baltimore yesterday. They opened their meeting by asking President-Elect Trump, in oh-so-thinly-veiled language, to adopt a policy of blanket amnesty to illegal immigrants. This, of course, is right out of the progressive marching orders. As pointed out in the anthology of previous posts, there is plenty of money to be had with regards to illegal immigration (hopefully Trump will shut off that cash spigot). The bishops are doing the bidding of their puppet-masters; that’s why they’ve put their bid for amnesty front and center.

      When a sane, faithful Catholic thinks of issues for which the bishops might petition for governmental action, one thinks of intrinsic evils that pollute our culture. These evils include:

      ~The wholes-scale murder of helpless babies, aka, abortion

      ~The growing threat of euthanasia

      ~The enshrinement of homosexual perversions as societal norms that no one may question

      ~The marginalization of Christians who live out their faith in their businesses

      One thing we can all do to send the USCCB a message is to boycott the CCHD collection this coming weekend.

  2. +Taylor: “But we are also dismayed by his divisive rhetoric.”

    I was going to say something nice, but then who am I to judge?

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