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Denver archbishop: ‘Voting as a Catholic in 2016’

October 12, 2016

Noting his “aversion for both candidates,” Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver called upon Catholics to “reflect on the platforms of both parties, with an emphasis on the human life issues,” as they prepare to vote in the presidential election.

“Catholics in good conscience cannot support candidates who will advance abortion,” he continued. “This is the most important guidance I can give: allow your ongoing personal encounter with Jesus Christ and the Church to guide your political decisions.”

Archbishop Aquila added:

We are where we are today because too many Catholics and other people of faith have embraced the ways of the world and not the ways of Christ. They have not served as leaven that transforms society, but rather have condoned evil and the throw-away culture that Pope Francis frequently reminds us to reject.

When we fail to do this, the government will step in to fill the void. Indeed, the government will become “god” and impose its beliefs on the citizens. One only needs to look to the Health and Human Service contraceptive mandate, or the attempt by President Obama to force a transgender agenda onto public schools.


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  • Posted by: Gregory108 - Oct. 13, 2016 4:15 AM ET USA

    But we are also here because many in the Catholic hierarchy, in their quest of "social justice" and the seamless garment, have sold their soul and their Church down the tubes. Suddenly, "them as brung us" to the dance are dancing to their own tune, and forcing us to do the same. Openly anti-Catholic bigotry is quite acceptable now, and will get worse. Maybe if a few bishops go to prison or their Catholic schools get closed for violating political correctness, someone will wake up, but too late!

  • Posted by: [email protected] - Oct. 13, 2016 12:13 AM ET USA

    Good start but should be stronger that can't vote for the candidate that supports abortion and the Dems candidate is the one supporting it.