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ProLife Homily Voting for Abortion Puts Your Soul in Jeopardy

The Virginia Christian Alliance reported on two protests by Catholics and prolife advocates against both Tim Kaine on the sidewalk of  St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church and again at the local Richmond Catholic Diocese to petition Bishop DeLorenzo to follow Canon Law 915 in regards to Virginia Senator and candidate for vice president Tim Kaine.

Both the Richmond Catholic Diocese and St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church have not taken the corrective measures to address Kaine's deliberate and repetive sin in this regard.  Perhaps Bishop DeLorenzo and Father Jim Arsenault should take pause to hear Father Lankeit's message in the video below and to turn to the word of God and Canon 915 instead of being "politically correct" in the sight of men and playing nice with a wayward  and stubborn politician lusting for power as Kaine is obviously doing.

Father John Lankeit from the Diocese of Phoenix

A Phoenix bishop's plea to voters and politicians: no votes for abortion : Catholics may never legitimately promote or vote for any law that attacks innocent human life,” Bishop Olmsted said, latter adding “being right on all the other issues can never justify a wrong choice on this most serious matter.”  (see video below)

“If a politician is actively supporting and furthering the culture of death, he is not only causing scandal; he is sinning. Similarly, when a politician performs actions (like voting) that allow for abortions and even promote abortions, or that mandate the distribution of contraceptives by pharmacists and others, that politician is materially cooperating in grave sin,” the bishop’s booklet continued.

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A Phoenix bishop's plea to voters and politicians: no votes for abortion :

Catholic News Agency published the following article by Kevin Jones about Bishop Olmsted’s new guide. CNA has given permission to republish their article below. Phoenix, Ariz., Sep 20, 2016 / (CNA/EWTN News)

 Catholics should be consistent in public life and need to make protecting innocent life a serious political priority, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix has said in the latest edition of his booklet on the duties of Catholic voters and politicians.

The booklet “Catholics in the Public Square,” now in its fourth edition, makes a distinction between support for intrinsically evil issues and support for different methods of achieving policy.

“For example, Catholics may never legitimately promote or vote for any law that attacks innocent human life,” Bishop Olmsted said, latter adding “being right on all the other issues can never justify a wrong choice on this most serious matter.”

The guide reiterated the need to examine one’s conscience and the need for Catholic politicians to oppose laws that allow or promote abortions.

“If a politician is actively supporting and furthering the culture of death, he is not only causing scandal; he is sinning. Similarly, when a politician performs actions (like voting) that allow for abortions and even promote abortions, or that mandate the distribution of contraceptives by pharmacists and others, that politician is materially cooperating in grave sin,” the bishop’s booklet continued.

These politicians must make a sincere confession before receiving Holy Communion, he said. Because the harm they have done was public, they should also publicly make amends. “The Church needs clear and courageous teaching and witness to confront the idols of a secularized, post-Christian America,” Archbishop Gomez said.

Bishop Olmsted suggested that some Catholics have been “frightened into silence and even confused by charges that they are imposing their morality on others.”

“Of course, if one’s faith does not impact on one’s whole life, including one’s political and social responsibilities, then it is not authentic faith; it is a sham, a counterfeit,” he countered.

“A democratic society needs the active participation of all its citizens, people of faith included,” he added. “This is not an imposition on other’s morality. It is acting with integrity… The active engagement of Catholics in democratic processes is good for society and it is responsible citizenship.”

 

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