This week an organization called Catholics for Choice launched a nation-wide ad campaign calling for the public funding of abortion. The group chose to place one of their ads in the Denver Post.

It should be noted that this group does not speak for the Catholic Church. The ad and this organization sadly distorts the principled Catholic social justice tradition by disregarding the need to defend human life in all its stages – a principle that is at the core of authentic social justice.

It is our hope that one day Catholics for Choice will take the time to acquaint themselves with basic Catholic teachings, and acknowledge the truth of the Catholic faith, and not choose to undermine Her teachings with false and inaccurate information and ads that only work to mislead the public. Upholding the sacred dignity of all human life is the duty of every member of society and this duty must be taken seriously in order to ensure that we are a part of a culture that affirms the right to life, especially for the most vulnerable among us.