To the editor:
I found your two-part series on Catholic voting less than clear. On one hand you point out that abortion is an intrinsic evil — the most serious kind — but on the other hand you seem to cite lesser evils that could offset it. You also give examples of other people that you say are good Catholics, who will vote for candidates that support abortion, as well as you give legalistic and very confusing comments on morality that I think you infer could offset it.
In any event the articles were all very confusing even after reading them three times. If that is the best direction that your paper and the Bishops can give us, on how to vote, heaven help all of us Catholics. Lastly, the bishops’ comment that if each of two candidates support an intrinsic evil, then we should not vote is ridiculous. It does illustrate, however, the lack of leadership that we have in the Catholic Church.