October 28, 2016
As the election draws nearer, we need the sage advice of people who understand and teach God’s laws, not man’s.
Election day is upon us once again, and the same old trite comments arise.
- Dear Judie, Can we vote for a candidate who favors abortion if he is better than his opponent on other “issues”?
- Dear Judie, The Catholic Church is wrong on abortion; it’s a religious issue, not a matter to be decided by politicians or judges.
- Dear Judie, I am Catholic and pro-choice. That’s how I plan to vote.
What all of these statements have in common is a flawed understanding of fundamental Catholic teaching, not to mention logic. First and foremost, each of these Catholic voters is in a state of confusion, or as Cardinal Raymond Burke pointed out, they are the victims of scandal. In other words, the mixed messages of pro-abortion Catholic politicians and the manner in which they are dealt with by the hierarchy leave people with a false idea of what is and is not expected by Christ and His Church of Catholics in the voting booth.