It was good to learn that Benedict XVI supported the stance of the Mexican bishops who called on those Catholic politicians voting to support legalised abortion to stay away from Communion.
Perhaps the vast majority of so- called Catholic federal and state politicians who have been reported as defying Catholic teachings on many moral questions, e.g., abortion, euthanasia, improper stem cell use, and other related issues, need a similar spiritual 'bullet'.
Such politicians cannot have it both ways, taking political advantage of their Catholic label while failing to live up to it in practical terms. What kinds of messages are they sending out to the Australian Catholic and secular communities?
ERROL P. DUKE
Elizabeth East, SA