Deep sigh listening to the readings at Mass this morning. It was on Maccabees relating to the widow and her sons that had rather face a tortured death than eat pork which was against their religion. Father explained that in today’s world, we would wonder about how important eating or not eating pork would really be. Father said it was their Jewish faith of long standing and the rules and laws of their religion meant something important to them. To break any of the laws, even that of eating pork would be like a ‘death’ to their soul. Guess with the past two elections, a lot of Catholics took their political party a lot more seriously than possibly following all the dictates of our religion. Praying that in this historical election coming up, they think twice on their vote and leave Hillary in the dust and vote for the party that has more concern for the unborn. The last two elections got obama into office with over 50% of the Catholic vote. Should be interesting on Election Day to find out how many Catholics decided to eat the ‘pork’ again this time around and leave some laws of their faith in the dust.
Burke warned Catholics against not voting at all and against the practice of writing in the name of a preferred candidate on the ballot, saying it could inadvertently cause the election of a candidate who does not respect life, family, and freedom.
“And I understand these sentiments very well. But one also has to be very prudent, and know that by not voting at all you are probably favoring one candidate or another,” he said, adding that even if Catholics wrote in the name of a favored candidate, it would be unlikely for such a person to become elected.
“The moral weight to voting is indeed very heavy. In other words, every vote counts,” he said.
Cardinal Burke’s Excellent Advice for the Presidential Election
“More than likely the judgment will be that neither candidates ideally answers these…
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Bill Clinton was walking along the beach when he stumbled upon a genie’s lamp. He picked it up – rubbed it and lo-and-behold, a genie appeared. Bill was amazed and asked if he got three wishes. The genie said, I can only grant you one wish. So…What’ll it be?”
He said, “I want to be remembered for bringing peace to the Middle East, instead of that other stuff with Monica, and Jennifer, and the rest of those women. See this map? I want these countries to stop fighting with each other.” The genie looked at the map of the Middle East and exclaimed, “These countries have been at war for thousands of years. I’m good, but not that good! I don’t think it can be done. Make another wish.”
Bill thought for a minute and said, “You know, people really don’t like my wife, Hillary. They think she’s mean, ugly, and that she lies all the time. I wish for her to be the most honest and most beautiful woman in the world, and I want everyone to like her.
The genie let out a long sigh and said, “OK… Lemme see that map again.”