Election raises key questions - Catholic Courier

Election raises key questions

To the editor:

The recent elections prompt these reflections which I know are shared by many other Catholics. Perhaps Catholic Courier readers can throw light on some of the issues. The replacement of a New York governor who condoned the killing of the unborn by another governor who while attorney general boasted of being pro-abortion and even wanted to close down Crisis Pregnancy Centers raises questions. How is it possible that so many professed Catholics voted in favor of the new governor who sanctions the worst holocaust in American history?

Anyone who knows anything about the abortion industry knows that it is essentially racist in nature as directed against Blacks and other “breeding” minorities. Is it not scandalous that so many bishops, priests and deacons have distinguished themselves by their silence regarding the influence of Planned Parenthood’s philosophy of baby killing? Is it not scandalous to view hypocritical Catholic politicians who do not fear to receive the Eucharist while voting for legislation that results in the continued killing of the unborn? Such politicians obviously do not fear the confused sheep in the pews, some of whom are even busy “lay ministers,” but who contracept and disregard at the polls Vatican II’s teaching that abortion is an “abominable crime.”

Then there are the diocesan “dialogues” with Protestant, Jewish and Muslim organizations which fail to focus on the grave moral issues that are at the heart of our beloved nation’s moral decline. In the face of silence in our pulpits, is it not time for our leaders and people to call certain serious sins disfiguring both Church and Society, sins which jeopardize salvation?

Richard Scuteri

Magee Street

Watkins Glen

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