Too bad they hear only what their selfish hearts want to hear.
Another Catholic priest speaks the truth and Pew poll shows 77% of dem Catholics approve of infanticide.
Catholic Cardinal: ‘It’s Better to Vote for a Good Protestant Than a Bad Catholic’
By Michael W. Chapman | September 18, 2020
When asked about the group “Catholics for Biden” and whether a Catholic can vote for someone who is pro-abortion and anti-family, Cardinal Gerhard Muller, the former doctrinal chief at the Vatican, said Catholics must have “the right understanding of life” and human rights and that it is “better to vote for a good Protestant than a bad Catholic.” https://www.mrctv.org/embed/553721
On EWTN’s The World Over, host Raymond Arroyo asked Cardinal Muller, “Before I let you go, the Catholics for Biden group — a member of which is coming up shortly — they are openly endorsing Joe Biden as the Catholic candidate for president. Now, Donald Trump isn’t even Catholic, so maybe this is academic. But would you say it is possible for any catholic to endorse a candidate, given their public and platform that the Democratic Party now represents, where the pro-life plank has been dismissed, it opposes church teaching on family and religious freedom. Can a Catholic support somebody like that, much less vote for them?”
Cardinal Muller, the former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican office that maintains and defends the integrity of the faith, said, “I think as we are citizens in a pluralistic state with religious freedom. And, I don’t support a candidate in Germany because he is Catholic but because he has the right understanding of life and the basics for human rights.”
Earlier in the interview, Cardinal Muller, who is from Mainz, Germany, said, “The doctrine of the Church is the moral doctrine and the social doctrine and we have to look for candidates who are in favor of life, this is the basis.”
“[I]f you are Catholic, you can only be pro-life, for life,” said the Cardinal.
Presidential candidate Joe Biden, who claims to be a Catholic, supports abortion across the board, under any circumstances. He also supports gay “marriage” and the gay adoption of children.
The Catholic Church teaches, “Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law: You shall not kill the embryo by abortion and shall not cause the newborn to perish.
“God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.” A woman undergoes an abortion. (Getty Images)
Pope St. John Paul II taught in Evangelium Vitae, “Abortion and euthanasia are thus crimes which no human law can claim to legitimize. There is no obligation in conscience to obey such laws; instead there is a grave and clear obligation to oppose them by conscientious objection.
“In the case of an intrinsically unjust law, such as a law permitting abortion or euthanasia, it is therefore never licit to obey it, or to ‘take part in a propaganda campaign in favor of such a law, or vote for it.'”
The note, approved and published by St. Pope John Paul II, repeated that Catholic lawmakers have a “grave and clear obligation” to oppose legalized abortion and other attacks on the right to life, reported Amy Furr of CNS News. The church said it was “impossible” for a Catholic to promote such laws.
“John Paul II, continuing the constant teaching of the Church, has reiterated many times that those who are directly involved in lawmaking bodies have a grave and clear obligation to oppose any law that attacks human life,” states the Doctrinal Note. “For them, as for every Catholic, it is impossible to promote such laws or to vote for them.”
More than three-quarters of Catholic Democrats support legal abortion, the Pew Research Center revealed this week.
In a series of recent articles and discussions, prominent progressive Catholics have insisted that it is okay for Catholics to vote for a pro-abortion candidate such as Joe Biden because Catholics should not be single-issue voters, and their own opposition to abortion is taken for granted.
Pew: 77 Percent of Catholic Democrats Support Legal Abortion
It turns out, however, that a full 77 percent of “Democratic and Democratic-leaning Catholic adults say they think abortion should be legal in all or most cases,” Pew noted on September 15.
In other words, rather than begrudgingly accepting the Democrat platform on abortion due to other weighty issues, a significant majority of Catholic Democrats simply agree with the official platform that abortion should be legal.
Conservative groups like CatholicVote have launched campaigns to educate Catholics on the radical pro-abortion platform of the Democrats on the assumption that if Catholics understood what the Democrat Party actually stood for, they would transfer their loyalty to the GOP.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person — among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.”
Abortion “is gravely contrary to the moral law,” the Catechism declares, and therefore a person who procures an abortion incurs ex-communication from the Church “by the very commission of the offense.”
Certain progressive bishops have clearly contributed to the moral confusion reigning among Catholic Democrats. Earlier this year, San Diego Bishop Robert W. McElroy made the remarkable claim that the “death toll” from climate change is greater than that of abortion and that neither issue should take precedence over the other.
Currently, nearly a million abortions are committed each year in the United States, and annually more than 40 million unborn babies worldwide die from abortion, making it the leading cause of death in the world.
Often the killing of human life in the womb is defended “in the name of safeguarding other rights,” the pope told crowds in 2018. “But how can an act that suppresses innocent and helpless life in its beginnings be therapeutic, civil, or even human?”
“I ask you,” the pope continued, “is it right to ‘bump off’ a human life to solve a problem? Is it right to hire a hitman to solve a problem? You cannot, it is not right to ‘bump off’ a human being, no matter how small, to solve a problem.”
“It is like hiring a hitman to solve a problem,” he repeated.
In their letter on the political responsibility of Catholics, Faithful Citizenship, the U.S. bishops indicate that abortion is not just one more policy issue among many, but carries a singular weight because of its gravity.
“The threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority because it directly attacks life itself, because it takes place within the sanctuary of the family, and because of the number of lives destroyed,” the bishops declared.