November 7, 2016

The Bottom Line Of the USA 2016 Election - Fr. George Rutler

One final comment on tomorrows election, courtesy of Fr. Rutler, that bears demands wide dissemination, even at this late hour:

From the Rorate Caeli blog, the clearness of Fr. Rutler speaks (emphasis mine): 

"It is incorrect to say that the coming election poses a choice between two evils. For ethical and aesthetic reasons, there may be some bad in certain candidates, but badness consists in doing bad things. Evil is different: it is the deliberate destruction of truth, virtue and holiness.

While one may pragmatically vote for a flawed candidate, one may not vote for anyone who advocates and enables unmitigatedly evil acts, and that includes abortion. “In the case of an intrinsically unjust law, such as a law permitting abortion or euthanasia, it is therefore never licit to obey it, or to ‘take part in a propaganda campaign in favor of such a law, or vote for it'” (Evangelium Vitae, 73).

At one party’s convention, the name of God was excluded from its platform and a woman who boasted of having aborted her child was applauded. It is a grave sin, requiring sacramental confession and penance, to become an accomplice in objective evil by voting for anyone who encourages it, for that imperils the nation and destroys the soul.

It is also the duty of the clergy to make this clear and not to shrink, under the pretense of charity, from explaining the Church’s censures. Wolves in sheep’s clothing are dangerous, but worse are wolves in shepherd’s clothing. While the evils foreseen eight years ago were realized, worse would come if those affronts to human dignity were endorsed again. In the most adverse prospect, God forbid, there might not be another free election, and soon Catholics would arrive at shuttered churches and vacant altars. The illusion of indifference cannot long be perpetuated by lame jokes and synthetic laughter at banquets, for there is handwriting on the wall."

Listen to this priest, dear US readers! This is what being Catholic means - defending your Faith, even if it is only by voting for a flawed candidate. Do not listen to those who tell you otherwise: To vote for the Clinton-Kaine ticket is a direct acceptance and promotion of the continued attacks upon the very core of the moral principles of Catholicism and Christianity. It is co-operating in sin, something which no Catholic can morally do.

I tell you again: DO. NOT. VOTE. FOR. CLINTON-KAINE! Do not enable this evil any longer! If you value what freedoms you have - both civil and religious - put away your damnable emotions and use your God-given and Catholic right reason to make the right choice - for yourself, your country and, ultimately but indirectly, your Faith!


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