Crying to Heaven for Vengeance

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Sep 07, 2004

Our friend Jeff Mirus, over on the CatholicCulture site, has some pointed remarks about the sins our society might be inclined to accept.

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  • Posted by: - Sep. 09, 2004 1:59 AM ET USA

    Besides, Wycliffe, did you not notice that there is also a pecking order mentioned in the article-they are NOT all the same, or all as important, one to another. Please consider that when you are in the voting booth.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 09, 2004 1:55 AM ET USA

    Scripture, Sacred Tradition and 1000+ years of teaching ex cathedra all show how terribly sinful both abortion and homosexuality are. To equate these atrocities with such things as capital punishment or the just war de- bate defies all logic. Given these particulars, I cannot conceive how a thinking, believing Catholic can vote for Mr Kerry, or how same can justify his lack of morality on these subjects. To credit his 'conscience' is a cop-out. Why, a thief will do the same.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 08, 2004 12:05 PM ET USA

    How could anyone that proclaims himself Catholic, vote for Kerry after reading and absorbing what Dr. Mirus had to say?

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Sep. 08, 2004 11:04 AM ET USA

    You know, Wycliffe... If you really, REALLY consider Kerry to be the better candidate for president after all that has been said here, both in the articles and in the comments... by ALL means vote for him. But I think I speak fo more than a few when I say that you have failed to present a strong and convincing argument that in some way G W Bush is an evil hypocrite when it comes to abortion and homosexuality, the two primary moral issues cited in the article. We KNOW where Kerry stands.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 08, 2004 5:58 AM ET USA

    Great article!I guess that this proves that there are many issues that cry out for vengence that should be considered in the presidential election.My point exactly!!!Wycliffe

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Sep. 07, 2004 5:28 PM ET USA

    Interesting point, Phil, but the usual reaction is for most Christians (who generallly don't commit most of those sins) to smugly marinate themselves in their own self-righteousness and will either do little or nothing, or to beat up on those who either act out or approve of such sins The solution is NOT to take such an attitude but rather to AFFLICT OURSELVES realizing that our own "holy indifference" is probably the largest obstacle to repentance and renewal on the part of the sinners.