Sunday, October 16, 2016

On Voting, Conscience, and Holy Communion

I have refrained from discussing politics here mostly because I found a new avenue: Facebook :) But I want to share a homily from a Catholic priest, who concerned with our souls, tells us not to present ourselves to receive the most Holy Body and Blood or our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ if we vote for certain political party that promotes abortion. This is serious folks. Listen to him.   

Today is the 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood's existence, which is responsible for the majority of abortions in the US. And our tax dollars fund this. We are all complicit in this evil. It is the leading cause of death (not heart disease). Each day 3,000 babies are slaughtered in our abortuaries under the guise of women's rights and choice. We should weep.

What we sow, we reap. Now the children are killing the parents. It's called euthanasia. Mercy killing. "And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?" asked Mother Teresa, now a canonized saint! Indeed. The entire transcript of her speech given at the National Prayer Breakfast in 1994 is worth reading.

Even if abortion were the only non-negotiable item, what many people think amounts to single-issue voting, you have to consider that the right to life precedes any other right. The Catholic Church has listed five non-negotiables because they are intrinsically evil. This means we cannot support any political party that advocates abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, cloning, and same-sex "marriage." The DNC espouses all of these. One has to wonder whether the leaders of the DNC are sleeping with the devil himself.

Wake up Catholics! We can make a difference. We can change the course this country has taken. Remember there is a vacant Supreme Court seat and several of the justices are old. Whom you vote for will have consequences that will last many decades. Even if you have voted for the DNC in the past, it's time to take a hard look at the issues now and awaken your conscience. Don't be a bad Catholic.

I have made my choice. I will vote for Trump/Pence. From the time I turned 18, I have always voted for the GOP because of their policies: pro-life, pro-family, fiscally conservative, smaller govt., stronger military. But now, as a convert I find it even more important to do my part in defeating the DNC.

But above all, I pray for our country. I know that whoever is elected reflects the will of the people. May God help us. Parce Domine.


L. Diane Wolfe said...

So many Christian denominations and factions now accept same sex marriages. Times might change but the Bible doesn't.

Indeed we need to pray for our country.

Vijaya said...

So true, L. Diane. I think that's what happens when people decide to interpret everything for themselves instead of relying upon the Church Fathers. It's so easy to go astray. Thanks for visiting. God bless.