Here is Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver’s excellent article on voting as a Catholic. In it, the archbishop puts the lie to the old “seamless garment” argument that one can vote for a pro-abortion candidate since one is taking the candidate’s whole platform into account—as if being for fair wages makes up for being for killing children.
- In politics, prudence seeks the common good by weighing alternatives, making reasonable compromises and avoiding unnecessary conflict.ism. And a man who has shown such bad judgment—a priest who engages in homosexual activity and who has sex with a minor and who has sex at all—should have to work extra hard to prove his trustworthiness and fitness to be a pastor of souls. Since the whole thing only came to light this year, I wonder if that’s enough time for him to prove that.