Traditional Catholic or Traitor to the Faith?
One of the first things reported about Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s running mate, was his claim to be a traditional Catholic. Why does he claim this? Why do so many politicians who support Abortion claim to be good or traditional Catholics? Do they think that this would encourage Catholics, a large group of voters to support them? Do they really think that Catholics are that stupid?
I wonder if Senator Kaine knows what it means to be a traditional Catholic. As a politician his role model should be St. Thomas More who gave up not his office but his life rather than go against his faith. Traditional Catholics stand by their faith not sell out for political gain. We have a 2000 year history of Catholics giving up their lives rather than giving up their faith. Elizabethan England, Revolutionary France, 20 Century Spain and Mexico are just a few places where Catholics gave their lives rather than submit to a government that disagreed with their belief.
Senator Kaine has supported a government that may be the most anti-Catholic in American History. The Obama Administration has targeted the Catholic Church with its contraception mandate, pursuing lawsuits against the Little Sisters of the Poor and Notre Dames as well as many other Catholic Institutions. It has changed the Democratic Party’s position on Abortion from being a party that is Pro-choice to forcing Catholics and other religious groups to pay for Abortions despite their faith, despite the immorality of Abortion and despite the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment which guarantees freedom of religion and protection from being forced to violate your faith.
Senator Kaine is running with a candidate that stated”deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed”. She was speaking about Abortion, Guess which Church leads the opposition to Abortion. Guess whose religious beliefs she believes must change. Obviously his running mate believes that the government has the right to force Churches to change their religious beliefs. How is she different from Henry VIII? How can any Catholic support her never alone run with her.
How often have we heard the rationalization that by compromising on Abortion Catholic politicians would be able to shape the country on other moral issues. Exactly how has Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, John Kerry and other Catholic Democrats made this country more moral? Would we be any worse off if their offices were filled by atheists? Does this country look anything like a nation that pleases God or deserves His protection?