Some of you are not acquainted with the writings of Fr. George W. Rutler.
You should be. Go find, "He Spoke to Us"--a book filled with short essays--as a starter.
That's just prelude. Now we have today's essay, in which Fr. Rutler is clear about voting for Hildebeeste AND what he thinks of the Al Smith Money-Grubbing Dinner.
...It is incorrect to say that the coming election poses a choice between
two evils. For ethical and aesthetic reasons, there may be some bad in
certain candidates, but badness consists in doing bad things. Evil is
different: It is the deliberate destruction of truth, virtue, and
While one may pragmatically vote for a flawed candidate, one may not
vote for anyone who advocates and enables evil acts — and that includes
abortion. “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'” (Evangelium Vitae, 73)....
...It is also the duty of the clergy to make this clear and not to shrink,
under the pretense of charity, from explaining the church’s censures.
Wolves in sheep’s clothing are dangerous, but worse are wolves in
shepherd’s clothing....The illusion of indifference cannot long be perpetuated by lame jokes
and synthetic laughter at banquets — for there is handwriting on the
It should not surprise you that when Cdl. Dolan arrived in NYC, Fr. Rutler was transferred to a parish in Hell's Kitchen.
This column will probably get him transferred to New Jersey.
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