Letter To The Editor: Saddened By Catholic Voters
Published: January 29, 2009
To the Editor:
It is truly discouraging, not to mention scandalous, to see that The Georgia Bulletin has become an organ of apology for pro-choice politicians and those who rationalize voting for them. Pope Benedict made it quite clear in his statement, “Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion—General Principles,” that it is remote material cooperation in the evil of abortion to vote for a pro-choice politician when there is a pro-life alternative.
Proportionate reason can never justify a vote for a pro-choice candidate when there is a pro-life candidate running for the same office. As Christina Wheeler so eloquently stated in her letter to the editor (The Georgia Bulletin, Jan. 22), abortion is not just an issue, it is a holocaust of unprecedented proportion—a true evil in our society. You headline Joe Biden as the first Catholic vice-president. I believe he would be more appropriately titled the first dissenting Catholic vice-president. He is clearly not in communion with what the church teaches and makes no apology for it and apparently makes no attempt to bring himself into communion. … I am saddened that so many self-identified Catholics do not seem to understand the depth of the evil that they are complicit in when they help to elect pro-abortion politicians such as Barack Obama. I understand the concerns of war and poverty and the many other issues that were used to rationalize a vote against what many perceived to be a continuation of the Bush presidency. However, there is a fundamental lack of understanding that until we stop killing our own children, we will never have justice for anyone anywhere, and our voice as a leader in the world will continue to be utterly devoid of moral standing. Stop the intrinsic evil of abortion and then we as a country will be seen to have the moral leadership to stop the many other injustices in our society and the world. There simply is no such thing as justice while we murder our own offspring. For all of Obama’s talk of hope, the statement of John Paul II keeps coming to mind, “A nation that kills its own children is a nation without hope.”
Susan Bertram, Peachtree City