Thursday, October 9, 2008

Let's think before we vote...

This article, The truth behind 'pro-choice', sums it up pretty well about “Pro-life” and “Pro-choice”. Just today, Griffin was at the bus stop and the kids were talking about the presidential race (wow, they should be talking about the wiggles or something…) but one of the kids said, “I’m voting for Obama”. Griffin said, “You shouldn't vote for Obama…he makes bad choices…He says that a mommy can choose to have her baby and it is not the mommy’s choice. Only God get’s to choose and I am voting for McCain because he says that God get’s to choose.”

Griffin asked me one time about the above named issue. This was not a situation were he has been indoctrinated. He heard me say it once. The point is, he must really feel this way in order to repeat it. The fact is he does believe it as well as we believe it and if you call yourself a Catholic (Joe Biden) you should believe it too. I quote from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Article 5...

2258 "Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains for ever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being."

So Joe...Don't go to communion...

A U.S. Catholic archbishop is urging priests and lay eucharistic ministers to deny communion to politicians who support abortion rights, arguing that it's a "mortal sin" to offer the sacrament to "the unworthy." (Christian Century, Oct 16, 2007 )

So as the title says, "Let's think before we vote", let's really think. What is the most important thing we teach our children about? Father, Son & Holy Spirit. We call ourselves Catholics and we are all part of the Catholic community. Our faith has set forth guidelines (the Catechism & Cannon Law)...We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church...apostolic meaning handed down from the 12 Apostles. So if you stand up every week and say the Nicene Creed then the following applies to you.

A Catholic cannot vote for a candidate who takes a position in favor of an intrinsic evil, such as abortion...In such cases a Catholic would be guilty of formal cooperation in grave evil. (taken from A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States)

The choice is clear...

...But Obama's record on abortion is extreme. He opposed the ban on partial-birth abortion -- a practice a fellow Democrat, the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, once called "too close to infanticide." Obama strongly criticized the Supreme Court decision upholding the partial-birth ban. In the Illinois state Senate, he opposed a bill similar to the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which prevents the killing of infants mistakenly left alive by abortion. And now Obama has oddly claimed that he would not want his daughters to be "punished with a baby" because of a crisis pregnancy -- hardly a welcoming attitude toward new life. (Washington Post April 2, 2008)

More than this, Biden has not just supported abortion but butted heads with the Catholic Church over the matter saying this in the Christian Science Monitor August 27, 2007): "My views are totally consistent with Catholic social doctrine ...There are elements within the church who say that if you are at odds with any of the teachings of the church, you are at odds with the church. I think the church is bigger than that.." (Free Republic August 3, 2008)

Wrong Joe. What is Catholic social doctrine anyway Joe? Did you make that phrase up to suit your needs? Nothing in the Catholic faith, social doctrine or otherwise, supports your views on abortion.

Whether you like McCain or not, he is Pro-life and his running mate, Governor Sarah Palin, is living our pro-life views everyday. The choice is clear here.

Let's think before we vote.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how brave Griffin is! Although, really, I can.

Well-written; Obama has been pretty blatant about his beliefs. For any Catholic, it would be incredibly helpful to think a little prior to voting.

Let's pray that whoever gets elected, he sees the Light of Christ, and allows joy and hope and respect for life to lead America.