Calls guide 'doublespeak' - Catholic Courier

Calls guide ‘doublespeak’

To the editor:

Yes, reporter Mike Latona (October 2012 issue) is correct in noting that 54 percent of the Catholic vote went to Barack Obama in 2008, thus resulting in Catholics led by liberal pro-Obama bishops electing the most anti-Catholic president in the United States. Can there be any doubt that president Obama sanctions and promotes what Mr. Latona notes to be intrinsic evils, i.e., contraception, abortion, homosexuality, same-sex marriage, and the violation of every citizen’s right to religious liberty? Mr. Latona attracts our attention to the U.S. Bishops "Faithful Citizenship" document for the proper formation of conscience. He utterly fails to see what others plainly see, namely, its doublespeak. The U.S. Bishops document places intrinsic evils in the context of other moral issues not to be ignored, thereby causing a flurry of mixed messages to confuse voters. Surely, a Catholic voter giving president Obama a second term to destroy traditional morality and to engage in a persecution of the Church already begun.

Mr. Latona’s criticism of Congressman Paul Ryan and his proposed Budget is equally off the mark. No Congressman is better informed concerning Catholic Social teaching concerning the obligations of government to the poor, Why does he ignore that Ryan’s views rejecting the poor becoming wards of a socialist Welfare State have been defended by Ryan’s own Bishop as well as others?

Mr. Latona writes that "Adding all the priorities (of issues) together, Catholic voters may well feel conflicted over who — if anyone — deserves their votes." Really? Did he watch the Democrat Convention with its howls over God and abortion?

Richard Scuteri
Watkins Glen


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