I have to agree with ctread-that evil is active in our politics today. We must pray and invoke St. Michael while we are at it. I have heard it said many times that the sure way to let evil take hold is to divide the shepherds.
Thats the conclusion I came to this weekend: that the Catholic Church is very very divided during this election. Even the places we look to for answers like Catholic Answers and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops are divided.
Ctread makes generalized statements and they seem quite understandable to me. I do disagree however about the Republican Party being unconcerned about the poor. They differ from Democrats on how to handle poverty. I find myself in their camp. You know why? I look at what people do when there are laws and taxes solely for the purpose of the “common good” so to speak—-they don’t work. Take a look at how well folks follow the ten commandments.
A couple of questions I do have for Catholics who are for Kerry, that includes groups like Pax Christi: Kerry says he will push embryonic stem cell research that will mean first ‘creating’ life then destroying it, Kerry also has stated that one of his first executive orders would be to overturn the ‘Mexico City Policy’ that allows funding of oversees abortions. Pax Christi a group that agrees with him also has UNICEF as one of their partner organizations. UNICEF also funds abortions.I said I have a question, I guess I should get to it. The group that cites the seamless garment message of Cardinal Bernadin saying life is important from conception until death
why would they need to worry about anything that comes after conception if they don’t protect conception of life from God as close to 100 percent as they are able? P.S. I wish that Cardinal Bernadin and Mother Theresa were here today so they could speak for themselves-instead of being quoted by any party for political gain.
I will go back to ctreads sentiment—since I believe that Catholics for either candidate are truly looking out for the welfare of humanity and trying to do their best—-we really need to pray. For my part I will attempt an overnite vigil in the Sacred Presence in our cathedral. Spend time in prayer before pulling the election levers.