But then, I am an unbeliever.
The church is certainly unhappy. 54% of Catholics voted for Obama!
Funny, just today, after taking my ire out on a believer, I apologised. I should not tell a person what to believe, and how to believe and how not to, and, even when there is a severe conflict in someone's believes, I am not the one to correct it. That I have understood, after a long time, but I would sincerely love to lift the logs out of some people's eyes... Ahem, ahem.
Here is the article
By Sue Nowicki |
"If you are one of the 54 percent of Catholics who voted for a pro-abortion candidate, you were clear on his position and you knew the gravity of the question, I urge you to go to confession before receiving communion. Don't risk losing your state of grace by receiving sacrilegiously," the Rev. Joseph Illo, pastor of
The letter was sent to more than 15,000 members of the
Illo also delivered this message in a homily.
Obama's support of abortion rights angered many Catholics nationally during the campaign, and Illo's letter, while the first in
That priest's action was supported by his diocese, the Diocese of Charleston, S.C., which said the priest was simply asserting church teaching
Continued here. Seems as if the church is fighting a rear guard action. Making sure that Catholics dont vote for Obama again, or any other err, such unworthy candidate. Interesting. Why did the majority of Catholic voters go against the Church's 'advice'?
And would kind of be interesting to know whether this, err, pushing of politics into the pulpit will be taken by the 54%!