Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sinful Votes

Fact, I do not get it. How, in this day and age, and in the US of all places, one can call voting for the president a sin.

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

Another Catholic pastor labels voting for Obama a sin


By Sue Nowicki | Modesto Bee


Parishioners of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Modesto have been told they should consider going to confession if they voted for Barack Obama, because of the president-elect's position condoning abortion.


"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 St. Joseph's, wrote in a letter dated Nov. 21.


The letter was sent to more than 15,000 members of the St. Joseph's parish. It is one of 34 parishes in the Stockton Diocese, which has more than 200,000 members in Stanislaus, San Joaquin and four other counties.


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 Central California from a priest to his parishioners on the topic, is not the first nationally.


A Greenville, S.C., priest told parishioners earlier this month that those who voted for Obama risked placing themselves "outside of the full communion of Christ's church" by their vote.


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%!


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1 comment:

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Do you really think that most Americans who are Roman Catholic don´t EDIT the Pontifications, that come oddly, from the Pope?

Please, few reasonable people think the Pope is ¨in touch¨ with Gods REALITY...actually, the man seems consumed with homosexuality...in some venues one might consider him quite emotionally disturbed...he and the Archbishop of Canterbury ought be on the FRONTS in Sudan, Congo and beyond PUSHING HARD FOR PEACE! Nope, these boys are busy swishing through the corridors of decrept/deceitful selective Scriptural beliefs!

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