How Can Some Catholic Religious Not Be Pro-Life in Voting? Dilemma of contradictory instructions from clergy

How Can Some Catholic Religious Not Be Pro-Life in Voting? Dilemma of contradictory instructions from clergy.

Ohio Right to Life

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The 2016 Democratic Party platform calls for taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand, including a repeal of the Hyde Amendment, the often-cited federal provision that prevents some federal taxpayer dollars from paying for abortions. The platform also states the Democratic Party will “stand up for Planned Parenthood,” which killed more than 325,000 unborn human beings in 2013 and does trafficking in body parts of aborted babies.

October 26, 2016 (Ohio Right to Life) —A Roman Catholic priest recently said some priests will vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and look beyond her pro-abortion advocacy. Another Catholic priest recently said that priest friends of his who are Democrats will not even discuss pro-life voting with him.

A Catholic nun recently said she supports Hillary Clinton for president because she said Mrs. Clinton is “pro-life.” After this nun was told that Mrs. Clinton unequivocally supports Planned Parenthood (PP) – and abortion as a right – and that in 2013 alone PP killed more than 325,000 unborn children, the nun defended PP.

Bl. Pope Paul VI said that “the smoke of Satan has entered into the sanctuary.” Might not Catholic religious who support pro-abortion candidates be a huge example? Are they defying church teaching?

Can faithful Catholics – in good conscience – vote for someone who supports the destruction of innocent unborn children?

Catholic Church leaders have spoken

As Archbishop John J. Myers of the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, wrote, “Certainly policies on welfare, national security, the war in Iraq, Social Security or taxes, taken singly or in any combination, do not provide a proportionate reason to vote for a pro-abortion candidate.” [bold added]

Fr. Joe Labak, pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Wadsworth, Ohio, wrote, “If the right to life is not first and foremost then all of our other rights don’t amount to anything.”

Bishop Thomas Tobin of the Diocese of Providence, R.I., wrote: “I encourage faithful Catholics to vote pro-life – and never to vote for any candidate, of any party, who supports abortion. As Pope Francis has reminded us: ‘It is not progressive to try to resolve problems by eliminating human life.’”

And so, HOW in good conscience can a faithful Catholic, especially a Catholic religious, vote for a pro-abortion candidate?

What evil exists greater than abortion?

What evil exceeds 55+ million Americans killed in the womb since 1973? Poverty? National security? Immigration? A poor economy? No. No evil is greater than killing innocent human life.

But is any candidate or party for poverty? For weak national security? For no immigration reform? Or, fora bad economy? Of course not. Both political parties are very concerned about these things. They just differ in how they would like to handle them. It’s not like they are being ignored.

Editor Note: See policy differences between the two parties on life and related issues as published by Priests for Life here to assist informed voting.

This article is re-published with permission from Ohio Right to Life

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6 comments on “How Can Some Catholic Religious Not Be Pro-Life in Voting? Dilemma of contradictory instructions from clergy

  1. Priests or nuns who vote for Clinton should be thrown out ! Let them make a living another way ! Same goes for bishops or cardinals ! They rank lower than whale dung ! They all would be homeless in two weeks if they had to make a living in the job market.

  2. The liberal gaslighting of pro-life critics needs to be exposed. It came up with the pro-abortion liberals being enabled at the Al Smith Dinner and the Cardinal brushed off critics with the usual modernist line. Substituting socialism and progressive social policy for the Catholic faith is BS and just more liberal nonsense that enables abortion and the culture of death. How will there be any “social justice” in a bankrupt country?

  3. Pinko fag clergy are crying now: Hussein and Rahm’s paper of record just threw HRC under the bus:
    Democrats should ask Clinton to step aside
    That the Trib would publish this is monumental. (H/T Drudge)



  4. Robin: Gosh, Batman, will Weinergate force Hillary to back out of the presidential race?



    Batman: Possibly, Robin.

    Robin: Boy, what a scandal! Who knew that Weiner’s selfies would take down Hillary.



    Batman: Well, Robin, liberal perverts are prone to do strange things. Sometimes
    they lead to unusual situations.

    Robin: You can say that again!



    Captain Oveur: They sure do.
    You like sports, don’t you, Joey?

    Joey: Yeah, I guess so.

    Captain Oveur: Do you like to take a shower after Gym class?



    Captain Oveur: Any teachers at school ever send you selfies from their iPhones, Joey?



    Beaver Cleaver: What’s a selfie?



    Ward: A what?



    Beaver: A selfie. They said on the news that Anthony Weiner sent a selfie to a teenage girl and that’s why the FBI found all those emails. Eddie Haskell said it was because he’s a prevert.



    Ward: Well…





    Master Po: What is troubling you, Grasshopper?



    Kwai Chang: Master, how will the Clinton campaign handle the karma of the Weinergate scandal?



    Master Po: Strange things happen in the cycle of karma and samsara, Grasshopper. When strange things happen, great discipline and concentration are required to seek solutions and to return to the quest for dharma and Wisdom.



    Kwai Chang: But will people reflect on the dangers of digital communication and sexting, Master?



    Dr. Strangelove: Ziss ist ze problem with technology in modernity, ja?



    General Buck Turgidson: A liberal pervert with a computer full of classified national security secrets?



    Group Captain Mandrake: In his computer?



    General Ripper: Do you realize, Mandrake, that this is the formula for your standard Commie blackmail operation? The Commies used to pay blackmailed perverts to try infiltrate our agencies to get access to classified secrets.



    Dr. Strangelove: Zat ist ze genius of it, ja!





    Robin: Gosh, Batman, what if the FBI finds more liberal pervert selfies?



    Batman; Well, Master Po can be thankful that he is going blind. Perhaps if someone had warned Mr. Weiner of the dangers of going blind when he was younger, this risqué scandal could have been avoided.



  5. General Ripper: Do you realize, Mandrake, that this is the formula for your standard Commie blackmail operation? The Commies used to pay blackmailed perverts to try infiltrate our agencies to get access to classified secrets.

    Group Captain Mandrake: Well, if that’s true, Jack, then what are the chances that this is the only liberal pervert on their team with a computer full of classified national security secrets?



    General Buck Turgidson: Heck, what if they’ve got a whole army of these liberal perverts running around with secret backed-up classified email files????



    Dr. Strangelove: Zat ist ze genius of ze Operation Weinergate plan, ja! She is surrounded by perverts! Zertainly vee must admire ze beauty of it, ja.



    General Buck Turgidson: Oh, it’s a beauty of a plan alright! Heck, why don’t we just let the Russkies and the Chinese come in here and take a look at the big board!



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