Letter To The Editor: Faithful Citizenship Continues After Election
Published: April 9, 2009
To the Editor:
Regarding Mr. Hula’s defense of the Catholic vote for President Obama in the March 13th edition of the Georgia Bulletin:
Catholics can legitimately debate and disagree regarding the merits of party philosophy and government policy in pursuit of the common good; however, the Church’s teaching regarding the immorality and evil of abortion is clear and consistent.
For those Catholics who voted for President Obama because they believed he is, for the most part, “firmly in the Catholic camp,” I pray you speak out against the President’s recent executive orders and emerging policies regarding abortion at home and abroad, the Freedom of Choice Act, Embryonic Stem Cell Research and the proposed legislation to rescind conscience protection for health care providers.
Faithful citizenship does not end when ballots are counted, particularly if a candidate was known to advocate policies in flagrant opposition to Church moral teaching prior to a vote being cast.
Chris Madrid, Sharpsburg