Denver archbishop: ‘Voting as a Catholic in 2016’
[To which candidate is His Excellency less aversive?]
Catholic World News – October 12, 2016
Noting his “aversion for both candidates,” Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver called upon Catholics to “reflect on the platforms of both parties, with an emphasis on the human life issues,” as they prepare to vote in the presidential election.
“Catholics in good conscience cannot support candidates who will advance abortion,” he continued. “This is the most important guidance I can give: allow your ongoing personal encounter with Jesus Christ and the Church to guide your political decisions.”
Archbishop Aquila added:
We are where we are today because too many Catholics and other people of faith have embraced the ways of the world and not the ways of Christ. They have not served as leaven that transforms society, but rather have condoned evil and the throw-away culture that Pope Francis frequently reminds us to reject.
When we fail to do this, the government will step in to fill the void. Indeed, the government will become “god” and impose its beliefs on the citizens. One only needs to look to the Health and Human Service contraceptive mandate, or the attempt by President Obama to force a transgender agenda onto public schools.