Wednesday, October 11, 2006

What's a Roman Catholic to Do?

In Masachusetts, both candidates for the position of Governor are pro-abortion.

Lt. Governor Kerry Healy (R) is pictured at right (she's the blond) with flaks from Planned Parenthood, the giant of the abortion industry. She received a "Republicans for Choice Award." This choice by the way, is murder. The fine website MassResistance has it covered.

Democrat challenger Devil Patrick (pictured at left) has received the endorsement of all the major abortion activists (and the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus.)

So what is a Roman Catholic to do? Skip the vote? There's not even dark horse candidates to which to throw away a vote.

Luckily, then-Cardinal Josef Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI has provided some guidance:
A Catholic would be guilty of formal cooperation in evil, and so unworthy to present himself for Holy Communion, if he were to deliberately vote for a candidate precisely because of the candidate’s permissive stand on abortion and/or euthanasia. When a Catholic does not share a candidate’s stand in favour of abortion and/or euthanasia, but votes for that candidate for other reasons, it is considered remote material cooperation, which can be permitted in the presence of proportionate reasons.
I'll be voting for Kerry Healy for "other reasons."

According to Il Papa there's two non negotiables for Roman Catholics: abortion and homosexual marriage. In an address earlier this year to European Politicians, he said:
As far as the Catholic Church is concerned, the principal focus of her interventions in the public arena is the protection and promotion of the dignity of the person, and she is thereby consciously drawing particular attention to principles which are not negotiable. Among these the following emerge clearly today: · Protection of life in all its stages, from the first moment of conception until natural death; · Recognition and promotion of the natural structure of the family – as a union between a man and a woman based on marriage.


Lynne said...

Thank you Thomas. There are other offices to vote for, Larry Frisoli for Attorney Genral, for instance so my ballot won't be blank but I am still undecided as to whether I'll pull the lever for Healy or just leave that office's choice blank.

Don't forget, Chase for Senate!

The candidates for govenor leave a lot to be desired, though...

Kasia said...

WOW. That's the first time I've seen a gubernatorial candidate in fishnets. I thought we had it bad here in Michigan, choosing between Governor Pro-Choice Granholm and Mr. Amway DeVos...

(counts blessings)

Kasia said...

Where did you get that picture?

crusader88 said...

You never know; as a man that gave a regrettable $25 donation to the Healey campaign, I hold hope that she may be like Mitt Romney, and be a de facto pro-lifer even as she expounds on embryonic genocide & its virtues; if I were old enough to vote, Healey would be my girl! As Lynne said, vote for Chase (whom I gave $42)!

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you can rationalize voting for someone who supports the murder of innocent children. Is it any wonder why people are falling away from the Catholic Church when the Church is willing to equivocate on moral stances?

Thomas Shawn said...

Anonymous -

I cannot rationalize the voting of someone who supports the murder of innocent children. I cited a statement by the
Pope which talks about the ethics of an all-abort ballot. Roman Catholics can use this reasoning if they so choose. Take your beef up with the Pope.

Go to my Pro Life Rita post, I think I'm going to write in "Pro-Life Rita."

People are leaving the Catholic Church because she opposes abortion, divorce, cloning, homsexual activity, etc.etc. That is my experience, not in cyber-world, but in the real world. Any Catholic who goes to Reverend Joe-Bob because he's pro-life, has other serious problems. They need to save themselves first and, as we all know, there is no salvation outside of the Roman Catholic Church.

Please write back an adopt an alias so I keep track of which anonymous is which.