Thursday, September 18, 2008
We might also note that communism is explicitly condemned by the church- but there are very few Catholic voters who would vote that way in any case!
It is something Catholics are told to directly and universally appose as at utter emnity to Catholicism in DIVINI REDEMPTORIS by POPE PIUS XI
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Sunday, September 14, 2008
As our mortal Souls are on the line when we vote, this takes discretion, and luckily Catholic Answers Action, hosted by the Famous Catholic Answers Apolostate, along with the American Church has given us a guide on voting, which we have adopted for widers use (the two additional non-negotiable facts are also in their list, but as additionals for other environments).
The church tells us clearly-
Your soul is onthe line when you vote.
Guide for Catholics voting!
The Seven (7) Non-Negotiables for South African voters who adhere to the church
The five Non-negotiable for Catholic voters lists 7 issues which are not negotiable for catholics, when all parties with a chance of making a real difference are in support of such issues, the Catholic has the obligation to vote for the party which does less damage.
The issues that cannot be voted for in any circumstance are notable, (c.f. five non-negotiables for references)
South African Catholics should take into account that they are required to participate in voting, and that we commit mortal sin by partaking in mortal sin(the mortal sin of promoting intrinsic evil, or not trying to limit the harm of it, we partake in the sins of others by support of their actions, or by not acting against their actions). I.e. We must vote opposition, if the likely party supports these issues, and choose which of these is most in-line with the specifications- especially a firm resolve if they have it against abortion, and a widespread death penalty. Simply wanting a limited death penalty is not sinful, only when it's aim is to reduce crime by fear, and not to in limited circumstances get rid of threats!
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