Edit: the laity described here has a lot of sense, a lot more than its liberal pastor. We should realize that neither political party has satisfactory answers as neither one wants Christ to really and truly rule.
OnePeter5 suggests this is the problem that really confounds our clergy, but the reality is, if they but affirmed the thrice defined dogma and set about on the mission trail with naught but their crook and not even a bite to eat, their harvests would rival the greats of old and the political dimension would almost take care of itself.
Here is some more evil seamless garment brought to you by AmChurch courtesy of the people who brought you Mark Shea.
This is the first part of a two part series dealing with the question of abortion, conscience, and a Catholic’s vote for president.
[US Catholic] “Father, you need to tell people that they can’t be Catholic and vote for a Democrat for President! And you need to tell them that from the pulpit! People need to be told!” About every four years, I hear something along these lines from some well-meaning Catholic.
More surprisingly, I periodically run across Catholic commentaries—either online or in print—that more or less say the same thing. Although these people at times offer a blanket condemnation of the entire Democratic Party, they usually confine their criticism to a specific Democratic and pro-choice presidential candidate.
- See more at: http://www.uscatholic.org/blog/201603/can-catholic-vote-democrat-guided-your-conscience-30583#.dpuf