Priest: Catholics Morally Forbidden to Vote for Hillary November 1, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, catachesis, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Interior Life, Latin Mass, manhood, priests, sanctity, Society, Tradition, true leadership, Victory, Virtue.
What can I say? I agree, completely. She is, inconceivably, even worse than the present occupant of the White House in terms of moral dereliction, promotion of outwardly evil policy, propensity to persecute the Church, and personal immorality. Hillary Clinton can and must be virulently opposed on a huge swath of issues, from her manifest support for abortion to her likely Supreme Court nominees to her support for the government’s endorsement of immoral acts to her manifest disdain for faithful Christians and her willingness to openly persecute them. We are, after all, deplorable:
The priest in the sermon directly states that Catholics are morally permitted to vote for Trump under the principle of double effect, while it is morally impermissible to vote for Hillary Clinton, and while he does not say so, I would argue that doing the latter constitutes a grievous sin due to her disastrous record and numerous statements to the effect that she will seek to expand and force the public funding of abortion in all possible circumstances. Note he does not say it is morally obligatory to vote for Trump, only that it is permissible, with which I agree. There are other options that are also morally permissible, though they have no chance, at all, of being elected. It’s this last bit that finally convinced me to most likely cast my ballot for Trump, not because I am supportive of him to any real extent, but to prevent the election of somebody I find utterly unacceptable on numerous levels. There is, in this terrible time, no perfect, or even reasonably good, alternative.