In a blog post for the National Catholic Register, Msgr. Charles Pope recently discussed how Catholics should view moral issues in this election season and Satan’s ploy to reduce matters of conscience to matters of politics. His thoughts can help Catholics navigate this uniquely challenging election season.
Msgr. Pope wrote, “Satan is no idiot. He has successfully convinced most Catholics that moral issues are political issues. And in so doing he has successfully shut down a huge amount of moral exhortation and reflection. This is especially true in a political season such as this, when the distinctions between the candidates on critical moral issues could not be clearer or sharper.
Among the moral issues that have been most politicized are non-negotiable issues for any Catholic: abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, and same sex “marriage.” These are non-negotiable issues because there is no room for nuance or degree of support. You are either for them or against them. There is no middle ground. . . .”
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