The headline says it all: “Catholic voters group defies orthodoxy.” I’m not sure that’s what they mean though. Orthodoxy is the measure of our adherence to the truth divinely revealed in Christ. It literally means “right belief,” and it’s something all Catholics should aspire to.
Instead, Catholicism is treated like a buffet where one can accept those orthodox teachings that you agree with and reject others you don’t like, turning oneself into the arbiter of truth and thus putting oneself in God’s place. It’s the idolatry of self.
In this case the rejecters of orthodoxy are the Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, whose main purpose appears to be to convince Catholics that it’s okay to vote for pro-abortion, pro-gay, pro-“culture of death” Democrats as long as they oppose the War in Iraq and believe in big government programs to transfer wealth from the rich to the poor. Apparently that’s a message that has found a willing audience, although I find it hard to believe that they’re changing any minds; plenty of Catholics had come to that conclusion already.
“What I saw in 2004 was this emphasis on sexual morality issues that ignored the broader teachings of the church,” Florence Giammarino said. “It was a horrible atmosphere in which people who were pro-choice were called ‘pro-abortion.’ “
Florence take your head out of the sand. What do you think those pro-choicers are choosing? Abortion is not primarily an issue of sexual morality, at least not the way the Left wants to define it. If they can make it just another “pelvic” issue, then they can continue to portray pro-lifers as being obsessed with sex. Abortion is an issue of basic human rights, the most basic of which is the right to life.
Driving the good out with the bad
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