"Catholic voters can't vote for a candidate who stands for an intrinsic evil"

Archbishop William E. Lori

Archbishop William E. Lori

[I am out of town a few days . Here’s a golden-oldie from the past.]

By Karen Quiner

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori went on the record at the annual Knights of Columbus convention in California stating:

“The question to ask is this: Are any of the candidates of either party, or independents, standing for something that is intrinsically evil, evil no matter what the circumstances? If that’s the case, a Catholic, regardless of his party affiliation, shouldn’t be voting for such a person.”
(Please read the entire article here.)

There is no room for compromise on the settled issues of our faith. There are two major social issues up for debate this election cycle that are settled issues of our faith. Marriage is between one man and one woman. And life begins at the moment of conception; so, abortion is murder.
It is the Christians, particularly my Catholic brothers and sisters who don’t stand with us on these issues, who distress me the most.
How is it that they can justify the murder of a child in ANY circumstance. One of our faithful readers (an atheist) said this:

“I am against abortion because of science, not religion. Science has proven it is a human being.” (I paraphrased) Also he said, “Christians call this a Christian nation, then how is it that we allow abortion?.” (also paraphrased)

Bob gets it. He also exhibits an intellectual honesty that I appreciate. How is it that so many of my fellow Christians don’t?
It makes me want to weep.