It has come to an epic confrontation for all American Catholics and Christians. Politicians, families, friends, religious affiliations, and work associations once in comfortable silos have been shattered by a crisis of conscience over immigration. They have to face each other across the divide of rich and poor, red or blue, pro-Trump or not. There is real fear out there for the American middle … Read More Confrontation with thy neighbor?
Catholics have 69.5 million members, are the largest religious body in the United States, and comprise 22% of the population as of 2015. What this means is 1 in 5 Americans believe abortion is morally wrong and a women who get an abortion are automatically ex-communicated from the church. Abortion is considered the highest form of sin – called Mortal Sin. Canon 1398 of … Read More Mortal Sin
The Conservative Christian (Republican) 10 point inquiry: I am interested in “Pro-Life” single ticket voters that are for criminalizing abortion. This single issue item is perhaps the one thread that staunch Evangelical Christians and Catholics raise when other policies or the candidates themselves become untenable or unsupportable. The rationale is “I have to support the lesser of two evils solely on the abortion … Read More Abortion and Politics
In 1973, Justice Harry M. Blackmun (appointed by Republican President Nixon) wrote the following: “the restrictive criminal abortion laws in effect in a majority of States today are of relatively recent vintage.” Providing a historical analysis on abortion, Justice Harry Blackmun noted that abortion was “resorted to without scruple” in Greek and Roman times. Blackmun also addressed the permissive and restrictive abortion attitudes and laws throughout history, … Read More Furor versus Fuhrer – Abortion and Politics