Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What DO the Bishops Say About.... for an abortion absolutist such as Obamamamamama?

Actually, the bishops said candidates who promote fundamental moral evils such as abortion are cooperating in a grave evil, and Catholics may never vote for them to advance those evils.

A Catholic voter’s decision to support a candidate despite that gravely immoral position “would be permissible only for truly grave moral reasons, not to advance narrow interests or partisan preferences or to ignore a fundamental moral evil.”

This standard of “grave moral reasons” is a very high standard to meet. The bishops added that “a candidate’s position on a single issue that involves an intrinsic evil, such as support for legal abortion or the promotion of racism, may legitimately lead a voter to disqualify a candidate from receiving support.”

--Letter to the NYSlimes authored by Bps. Wm. Murphy and N. DiMarzio, 9/24/08

Recently a nice young fellow who teaches at a Catholic school in the Twin Cities advised a family member of mine that '...some Catholics consider voting for Obamamamamama to be the morally correct thing to do.'

Fortunately for him, that family member was not possessed of a baseball bat. Not only was his tone utterly condescending, he is (obviously) morally under-informed.

And he graduated from a Catholic high school and college...

HT: American Papist.

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