In a new e-book, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York writes against those who have offered legal justifications for the torture of prisoners:
In only the last few years we’ve experienced rampant disregard for religious beliefs in this country with the approval of embryonic stem cell research; legal justification for the torture of prisoners; the provision of tax dollars to abortion providers; the HHS mandates; and, most recently, a redefinition of marriage by many of our leading political figures. We can see that there is a loss of a sense of truth here, and objective moral norms—rules of conduct that apply always, to everyone, everywhere—and an “eclipse of a sense of God and of man.”
Those who would paint the U.S. Catholic Bishops (currently led by Dolan) as guided by narrow partisanship, take note. Dolan’s ebook can be purchased here.