Who Should Catholics Support In 2016?

Alleluia, the conventions are over: now we only have 90+ days of torture left before this abomination of an election is finally over. Can you think of 2 less desirable candidates? Their arrogance and viciousness alone disqualifies them in terms of character. Yet barring divine intervention we are stuck with them and this election could have a devastating impact on the Catholic Church in America.
I wish I could vote for Hillary. I taught for 20 years in an all girls school and would love to vote for the first woman president but I can’t vote for Hillary and remain true to my Catholic faith. You see Hillary doesn’t believe in the 1st Amendment and religious freedom. Read what she said in a speech in April of 2015 to abortion supporters. “Yes, we’ve cut the maternal mortality rate in half but far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth. All the laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper. Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed [applause] As I have said and as I believe, the advancement of the full participation of women and girls in every aspect of their societies is the great unfinished business of the 21st century, and not just for women, but for everyone — and not just in far away countries but right here in the United States.” She was speaking about Abortion but her party also disagrees with the Church on traditional marriage and contraception. She was part of an administration that tried to force religious institutions to pay for contraception and abortions. Her election would mean the death of religious freedom in this country and possibly the whole Constitution.
The Democrats have sued the Little Sisters of the Poor in order to force them to pay for contraception. This despite the fact that they are a religious order and part of a Church that believes contraception to be immoral and sinful to support. They really don’t care about the Free Exercise Clause of the 1st Amendment which guarantees freedom of religion. In fact their platform calls for the repeal of the Platt Amendment which prohibits federal funding of Abortion and also calls for Abortions to be free. They want to force Catholic doctors, nurses and hospitals to perform abortions and make Catholic schools, colleges and other institutions to provide contraception coverage. It doesn’t matter what our faith teaches, what we believe or what the Pope says. They think they are more important than God.
Yes, the Democrats have nominated a so-called Catholic for vice-president but what good is he if he doesn’t stand up for his faith, if he sells out for political gain. He is no better than those Catholic politicians who abandoned their faith and supported Henry VIII. He is certainly no Thomas More who died rather than endorse Henry’s divorce and the Church of England. In reality politically his beliefs are much closer to the Episcopal Church than the Catholic Church, in fact closer to the liberal side of the Episcopal Church.
One thing for sure another Clinton administration will not slow the moral and political decline of America and probably will hasten both. The reality is we have become a great nation not because of our politicians, more likely despite our politicians. This nation has become a great nation because God has blessed us.
Are we a nation worthy of God’s blessing? Will Hillary make us such a nation? Does she even know how desperately we need God’s blessing?
As for Trump the best thing that can be said about him is that he is unlikely to persecute the Catholic Church or any other churches. So we face 3 choices, deny our faith, hold our nose and vote for Trump or skip the presidential race and pray.
If your faith is important to you, if you believe in religious freedom. if you believe the government should not force people of faith to violate their religious beliefs you can not vote for Hillary.

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Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

One thought on “Who Should Catholics Support In 2016?”

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