Letter to the Editor: Catholics should vote their conscience, and the choice is clear

As a practicing Catholic, I am deeply disturbed by recent postings and articles indicating that there are some bishops and priests telling their parishioners they’ll be “going to hell” or that they can only vote for one party. (Click here to read more)

In November, Catholic citizens of the U.S., along with everyone else, will be faced with a presidential voting choice between two very different candidates.

On the one hand, there is the current President, whose language and decisions have shown him to be racist, misogynistic, self-serving, divisive, and willing to foment unrest and stir up hate in his goal to be re-elected.

The other choice is Joe Biden, a practicing Catholic, a former vice-president, whose plan for the country is grounded in compassion, hope, sound judgment, and a clear message that we are all in this together and it is only by working together that we can end violence, combat climate change, fight Covid19, provide health care for everyone, build a healthy and fair economy, and heal the wounds of international strife.

As a Catholic adult with a conscience, my choice is clear. If I take the message of the New Testament to heart: “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And He will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me,’” it is crystal clear how I should vote.

I urge all Catholics to vote with their consciences, using as their guide the words of the Bible, and I know your choice will be obvious.

Diane Davidson,
Deerfield Township

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  1. Is the choice really that clear when it comes to morality? Consider the following: It was Joe Biden who said in front of a national audience that included children, “This is a big f***** deal” when The Affordable Health Care Act was being signed. Joe Biden has used his power and position to enrich his family members to the tune of millions and millions of dollars. Joe Biden is on video bragging about withholding aid to the Ukrainian Government unless they removed a prosecutor that was investigating a company his son was associated with.

    No, Joe Biden is not the moral choice.

    As a practicing Catholic I would think the well-being of children, including the unborn would be important to you. Yet Joe Biden wants to not only keep abortion for any all all reasons legal, but has stated he wants the tax payer to pay for them. The Bible clearly identifies an unborn child as a child being shaped and molded by God. And that child has a purpose. And that child has a definition down to the number of days they are going to live. That’s what the Bible tells us. The Bible tells us in Luke chapter 1 verse 41 when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary the mother of Jesus the baby, John the Baptist, leaped in her womb. Obviously, children in the womb have a spiritual identity. In Exodus 21:22-25 God established the exact same penalty and punishment for the murder of an unborn child as he did for adults.

    Kamala Harris in her current term as a United States Senator voted against protecting children who were born after surviving abortion. She is on record as supporting abortion right up until the moment of delivery.

    No, I don’t believe Joe Biden is the moral choice for the Presidency of the United States. I will support the President who champions right for life, who champions religious liberty and who has kept his campaign promises to the American people. 4 More Years for President Donald J. Trump

    • President Trump is responsible for at least half of the 200,000 American deaths from Covid-19 due to his incompetence, inaction, arrogance and caring only for the stock market. How Pro-Life is that?

  2. A thoughtful and well-written letter. Many Catholics vote on just one issue without having all the facts. Democrats are not Pro-Abortion. They support issues that would drastically reduce a woman’s need for an abortion – Healthcare, higher minimum wage, affordable childcare, student loan relief, a healthy environment, sensible gun safety, and more.

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