Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Vatican: NEVER Vote for Pro-choice Candidate

Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke (head of the highest court at the Vatican and the archbishop emeritus of St. Louis, MO) said, “You could never justify voting for a candidate who not only does not want to limit abortion but believes that it should be available to everyone.”

-- From "Cardinal-elect Burke sounds off on Catholic voting concerns" by Fred Bodimer, KMOX Radio (St. Louis) 10/28/10

“You can never vote for someone who favors absolutely what’s called the right to choice of a woman to destroy human life in her womb or the right to a procured abortion,” said Cardinal designate Burke.

According to Archbishop Burke, Catholics have a “very serious moral obligation to vote for those candidates who would uphold the truth of the moral law, which of course also serves the greatest good of everyone in society.”

As for Catholic judges and lawmakers who support abortion, the Cardinal-designate says they betray their Catholic faith “by leading other people to believe that abortion must not be the great evil that it is.”

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From "Catholics Cannot Vote for Political Candidates Who Support a Right to Abortion, Says Vatican's Chief Justice" by Chris Johnson, CNSNews.com 11/1/10

He further explained, “You may in some circumstances -- when you don’t have any candidate who is proposing to eliminate all abortion -- choose the candidate who will most limit this grave evil in our country.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, “From its conception, the child has the right to life. Direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, is a ‘criminal’ practice, gravely contrary to the moral law.” (2322)

Cardinal-designate Burke also spoke about how Catholics in public life who support abortion are creating scandal.

“What is scandal?” he said. “Scandal is either doing something or omitting to do something that leads other people into confusion or error about the moral good. And here’s the perfect example of Catholics who betray their Catholic faith in political life, as legislators or judges, or whatever it may be, leading other people to believe that abortion must not be the great evil that it is, or that abortion is in fact a good thing in some circumstances.”

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For links to several previous articles, read Vatican: Liberal Catholic Candidates Must Repent Publicly