A U.S. Catholic bishop about to be elevated to cardinal says Catholic politicians and judges who support abortion betray their faith.
Archbishop Raymond Burke, who heads the Vatican's Supreme Court, likewise said Catholic voters were bound by conscience to vote for political candidates who oppose aborting babies and embryonic stem cell experiments.
Catholics "could never justify voting for a candidate who not only does not want to limit abortion but believes that it should be available to everyone," the Cardinal-designate Burke told Catholic Action for Faith and Family during an Oct. 20 interview.
"As a bishop it's my obligation in fact, to urge the faithful to carry out their civic duty in accord with their Catholic faith," he said.
Burke will be elevated to the rank of cardinal at a ceremony in Rome on Nov. 20.