Today, April 6, 2021 Bishop Robert M. Coerver released a surprising Official Statement regarding Planned Parenthood and the Lubbock Sanctuary City Ordinance. The Statement is available on the Diocesan Website and will be published in the South Plains Catholic.
It is time to take concerted action beginning with the May 1 vote on the Ordinance to ban abortions within the City of Lubbock. It is clear that the bishop cannot tell his people how to vote, but he encourages “Catholics and all citizens of Lubbock to get informed and exercise their right and duty to vote”. He concludes this surprising Statement with what might be interpreted as an episcopal exhortation – it is certainly an unexpected and highly unusual conclusion.