Sunday September 23, 2012

A recent poll showed President Obama with 47 percent of the Catholic vote to Mitt Romney’s 45 percent. Although the margin has closed from four years ago it’s still not good enough!

In the document, "forming Consciences for Faithful Citi zenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Cath o lic Bishops of the U.S.," the bishops called attention to abortion and euthanasia as being "intrinsically evil" and "must always be rejected and opposed and must never be supported or condoned" by Catholics.

The document instructs against applying a "moral equivalence that makes no ethical distinctions between different kinds of issues involving human life and dignity. The direct and intentional destruction of innocent human life is always wrong and is not just one issue among many."

President Obama is the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history. One of his first acts as president was to lift the law on taxpayer dollars going to fund overseas abortion providers and promoters. Yes, his hands, and the hands of the rest of the pro-aborts in Congress, are drenched in blood. He has also filled judicial vacancies with radical, pro-abortion liberals, to which we have yet to feel the full impact. And, of course, we cannot forget how the president and his liberal buddies tried to sneak in federal funding of abortion in Obamacare and his executive order does not prevent this, contrary to what they tell us.


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President Obama says waterboarding terrorists is torture, but he does not believe that partial-birth abortion is. You decide. The baby is pulled out feet first, only up to its waist. The abortionist reaches inside the birth canal with scissors and thrusts them into the base of the baby’s skull and opens them so that a catheter can be inserted. The baby’s brains are suctioned out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed.

The Democratic Party is the party of death. It has also tried to kick God out of the public square. It even kept God’s name out of its party platform. It has attacked religious liberty with its HHS mandate forcing Catholic institutions to provide or pay into health care plans, which contradicts Church teaching on contraception, abortafacients and sterilization. Yes, it is a bully!

So will Catholics continue to support President Obama and his party when it supports abortion, euthanasia, gay "marriage," embryonic stem cell research, four non-negotiables. Or will we realize that intrinsic evils cannot be justified no matter how good the economic plan may be?

MIKE RACHIELE

Pittsfield