Refrain from saying that voting for Biden is a mortal sin, Father Martin advises priests
September 04, 2020
CWN Editor's Note: “It is not a sin to vote for either Mr. Biden or Mr. Trump,” the Jesuit wrote. “Nor is it a sin to be Democrat or Republican.” Father Martin cited the future Pope Benedict’s 2004 memorandum to Theodore McCarrick: “when a Catholic does not share a candidate’s stand in favor of abortion and/or euthanasia, but votes for that candidate for other reasons, it is considered remote material cooperation, which can be permitted in the presence of proportionate reasons.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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Posted by: jalsardl5053 -
Sep. 04, 2020 7:42 PM ET USA
Probably dangerous ground but after examining this issue a bit, I cannot find any "proportionate reasons" to vote for a pro-abortion/pro euthanasia candidate. I'm sure Pope Benedict is far, far smarter than me but I find "proportionate reasons" a version of lukewarmness. Our state is pushing for a ban on abortion after 22 weeks. I will not support it because I think it indicates we "can be bought"; it's just a question at what price. In the words of a famous comedian, Change My Mind.